A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Picton in New Zealand. Unique identifier: us7000dias. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000dias. The temblor was picked up at 02:53:56 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.9738 East, latitude -40.8566 South, depth = 72.16 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 72.16 km (45 miles). Global time and date of event 12/03/21 / 2021-03-12 02:53:56 / March 12, 2021 @ 2:53 am UTC/GMT. 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 Lower Hutt, Paraparaumu, Motueka (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 48 km N of Picton, New Zealand.
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