A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 13:12:30 / November 13, 2016 @ 1:12 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 174.0259 East, latitude -41.8566 South, depth = 20.92 km. Id of earthquake: us100077ac. Event ids that are associated: us100077ac. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.92 km (13 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:12:30 / 1:12 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Petone, Richmond, Nelson. Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km S of Blenheim, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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