A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Porirua in New Zealand. Global time and date of event 20/02/21 / 2021-02-20 05:15:06 / February 20, 2021 @ 5:15 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 35.98 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 174.9309° East, -41.1023° South, depth 35.98 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:15:06 / 5:15 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000djl6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000djl6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Masterton, Levin, Otaki (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 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 eighteen 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km ENE of Porirua, New Zealand.
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