A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. Exact location of event, depth 22.79 km, 174.4179° East, -41.6099° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 13:50:50 / November 14, 2016 @ 1:50 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.79 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:50:50 / 1:50 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100077p1. Ids that are associated to the event: us100077p1.
Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Paraparaumu, Upper Hutt, Porirua (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 40 km ESE of Blenheim, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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