A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 03:22:17 / 3:22 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100077qf. Event ids that are associated: us100077qf. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 174.1717° East, -41.7501° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 15:22:17 / November 14, 2016 @ 3:22 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Richmond, Nelson, Porirua (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-eight, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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