A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Eltham in New Zealand. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/09/20 / 2020-09-27 03:47:26 / September 27, 2020 @ 3:47 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.79 km (22 miles). The temblor was reported at 03:47:26 / 3:47 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 174.9069° East, latitude -39.1781° South, depth = 35.79 km. Event id: us6000c1tg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c1tg.
Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wanganui, New Plymouth, Hawera (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from New Plymouth (c. 49 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Waitara (c. 6 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 59 km ENE of Eltham, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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