A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Foxton in New Zealand on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us6000a7am. Event ids that are associated: us6000a7am. The temblor was picked up at 23:45:50 / 11:45 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.03 km (37 miles). Exact location, longitude 174.9868° East, latitude -40.4598° South, depth = 59.03 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/06/20 / 2020-06-06 23:45:50 / June 6, 2020 @ 11:45 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Petone, Lower Hutt, Masterton (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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