A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude 174.222 East, latitude -41.6951 South, depth = 19.4 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 12:38:38 / November 13, 2016 @ 12:38 pm. The temblor was reported at 00:38:38 / 12:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.4 km (12 miles). Unique identifier: us100077ad. Ids that are associated to the event: us100077ad.
Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Richmond, Upper Hutt, Nelson.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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