A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.48 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us100077mw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077mw. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 11:14:20 / November 14, 2016 @ 11:14 am UTC/GMT. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:14:20 / 11:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.2425 East, latitude -41.7346 South, depth = 15.48 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Richmond, Nelson, Upper Hutt (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days fourty-five 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: 34 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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