Earthquake News and Global Seismic Reports
Magnitude 3.5 earthquake strikes near Wellington, New Zealand
Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 10:3310:33 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported 44 minutes ago by New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10.5 km beneath the epicenter late at night on Saturday 24 October at 10.49 pm local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change within the next hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
3.5 quake: 25 Km SW of Wellington, New Zealand, 24 Oct 2020 09:49
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include Brooklyn (pop. 3,900) at a distance of 23 km with weak shaking, Kelburn (pop. 3,600) at a distance of 25 km with weak shaking, Wellington (pop. 381,900) at a distance of 25 km with weak shaking, and Lower Hutt (pop. 101,200) at a distance of 39 km with very weak shaking.
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Date & time: Sat, 24 Oct 09:49 UTC
Depth: 10.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.47236°S / 174.59676°E
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)