A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. The temblor was picked up at 18:42:58 / 6:42 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.75 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us100077kw. Event ids that are associated: us100077kw. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 06:42:58 / November 14, 2016 @ 6:42 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 174.3707° East, latitude -41.8672° South, depth = 8.75 km.
Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Upper Hutt, Porirua, Lower Hutt (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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