A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Foxton in New Zealand on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us6000ccdn. Event ids that are associated: us6000ccdn. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/10/20 / 2020-10-24 01:04:11 / October 24, 2020 @ 1:04 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 64.23 km (40 miles). The temblor was reported at 01:04:11 / 1:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 175.0154° East, latitude -40.4764° South, depth = 64.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Petone, Lower Hutt, Masterton (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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