A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us100077r9. Ids that are associated to the event: us100077r9. Exact location, longitude 174.3197° East, latitude -41.8145° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:01:50 / 5:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 17:01:50 / November 14, 2016 @ 5:01 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Event epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Porirua, Lower Hutt, Petone.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 45 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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