A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 174.5178 East, latitude -41.8977 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:40:16 / 3:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 03:40:16 / November 14, 2016 @ 3:40 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077jt. Id of event: us100077jt.
Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Upper Hutt, Porirua, Lower Hutt (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 63 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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