A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 174.186 East, latitude -41.8188 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 13:21:12 / November 13, 2016 @ 1:21 pm. Event id: us100077ag. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077ag. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:21:12 / 1:21 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Upper Hutt, Richmond, Nelson (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 38 km SSE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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