A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Paraparaumu in New Zealand on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000afi5. Id of event: us6000afi5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/06/20 / 2020-06-20 18:00:05 / June 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm. The temblor was picked up at 18:00:05 / 6:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 77.64 km, 174.4838° East, -40.6563° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 77.64 km (48 miles).
The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wanganui, Wellington, Lower Hutt (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 53 km WNW of Paraparaumu, New Zealand.
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