A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. The temblor was picked up at 07:03:58 / 7:03 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 19:03:58 / November 15, 2016 @ 7:03 pm. Exact location of event, depth 22.19 km, 174.3549° East, -41.7451° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100078e8. Id of event: us100078e8. The epicenter was at a depth of 22.19 km (14 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Upper Hutt, Porirua, Lower Hutt (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 42 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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