A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Hastings in New Zealand on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 01:42:03 / July 16, 2020 @ 1:42 am. Exact location of event, longitude 176.5758 East, latitude -40.2371 South, depth = 23.17 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:42:03 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000apfk. Event ids that are associated: us7000apfk. The epicenter was at a depth of 23.17 km (14 miles).
The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hastings (c. 61 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Napier (c. 56 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Taradale (c. 16 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Napier, Palmerston North, Taradale. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 70 km SSW of Hastings, New Zealand.
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