A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 16:53:19 / November 13, 2016 @ 4:53 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 04:53:19 / 4:53 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077cf. Id of event: us100077cf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.97 km (9 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.2468 East, latitude -41.7699 South, depth = 14.97 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nelson, Upper Hutt, Porirua (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-three, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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