A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Monday. The temblor was reported at 19:21:05 / 7:21 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077l5. Id of event: us100077l5. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.2768 East, latitude -41.7612 South, depth = 20.24 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.24 km (13 miles). Global time and date of event 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 07:21:05 / November 14, 2016 @ 7:21 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Richmond, Nelson, Upper Hutt.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-five, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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