A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Hastings in New Zealand. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/02/21 / 2021-02-24 17:35:15 / February 24, 2021 @ 5:35 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 17:35:15 / 5:35 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000dksc. Event ids that are associated: us6000dksc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 176.8801° East, latitude -39.8114° South, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Napier, Taradale, Hastings. Epicenter of the event was 19 km (12 miles) from Hastings (c. 61 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Napier (c. 56 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Taradale (c. 16 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eight 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 19 km S of Hastings, New Zealand.
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