A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Upper Hutt in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000d4bn. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d4bn. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.92 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:10:27 / 12:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 174.9601 East, latitude -41.0692 South, depth = 31.92 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/12/20 / 2020-12-30 12:10:27 / December 30, 2020 @ 12:10 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Masterton, Levin, Otaki.
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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km NW of Upper Hutt, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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