A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 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). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:49:59 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 8.04 km, 174.3446° East, -41.7629° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 8.04 km (5 miles). Global time and date of event 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 13:49:59 / November 13, 2016 @ 1:49 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us100077al. Ids that are associated to the event: us100077al.
Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nelson, Upper Hutt, Porirua (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 42 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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