A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Foxton in New Zealand. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 88.79 km (55 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:29:56 / 5:29 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/01/21 / 2021-01-26 17:29:56 / January 26, 2021 @ 5:29 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 175.1137° East, -40.4916° South, depth 88.79 km. Unique identifier: us7000d3ha. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d3ha.
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wellington, Petone, Lower Hutt (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop).
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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km W of Foxton, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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