Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Porirua in New Zealand


Earthquake location -41.1008S, 174.6788WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Porirua in New Zealand on Tuesday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:21:11 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.31 km (19 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/06/20 / 2020-06-23 08:21:11 / June 23, 2020 @ 8:21 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 174.6788° East, -41.1008° South, depth 31.31 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000ah3d. Unique identifier: us6000ah3d.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 22 km (14 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Masterton, Blenheim, Levin (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 WNW of Porirua, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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