A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 16.31 km (10 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 13:21:06 / November 14, 2016 @ 1:21 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:21:06 / 1:21 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100077ns. Ids that are associated to the event: us100077ns. Exact location of earthquake, 174.2657° East, -41.7176° South, depth 16.31 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Richmond, Nelson, Upper Hutt.
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-seven, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 34 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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