A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us100077hm. Ids that are associated to the event: us100077hm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:54:58 / 11:54 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 13.21 km (8 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 23:54:58 / November 13, 2016 @ 11:54 pm. Exact location of event, depth 13.21 km, 174.3299° East, -41.7331° South.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Upper Hutt, Porirua, Lower Hutt (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 62 km (39 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 39 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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