6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Waitara In New Zealand

Earthquake location -39.0541S, 174.9766W

A earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Waitara in New Zealand on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 30/10/18 / 2018-10-30 02:13:39 / October 30, 2018 @ 2:13 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 227.28 km (141 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hiup. Unique identifier: us1000hiup. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 14:13:39 / 2:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 174.9766° East, -39.0541° South, depth 227.28 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tokoroa, Taupo, Wanganui. Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from New Plymouth (c. 49 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 120 km (74 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Waitara (c. 6 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/10/30/strong-earthquake-6-1-mag-was-detected-near-waitara-in-new-zealand/

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