A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. All ids that are associated to the event: us100077hf. Unique identifier: us100077hf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:49:10 / 11:49 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 23:49:10 / November 13, 2016 @ 11:49 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 174.4717° East, -41.787° South, depth 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paraparaumu, Upper Hutt, Porirua (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 52 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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