A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. Exact location, longitude 174.3484° East, latitude -41.8284° South, depth = 16.43 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077ri. Id of event: us100077ri. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.43 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 17:20:08 / November 14, 2016 @ 5:20 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 05:20:08 / 5:20 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). 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 Porirua, Lower Hutt, Petone.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days fourty-eight, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 47 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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