A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 18:34:26 / November 13, 2016 @ 6:34 pm. Unique identifier: us100077dn. Ids that are associated to the event: us100077dn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:34:26 / 6:34 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 174.2154° East, -41.9152° South.
Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lower Hutt, Petone, Wellington.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 49 km SSE of Blenheim, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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