A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 19:28:44 / November 13, 2016 @ 7:28 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.34 East, latitude -41.73 South, depth = 8 km. Event id: us100077ef. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077ef. The temblor was picked up at 07:28:44 / 7:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Richmond, Nelson, Upper Hutt. Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 40 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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