A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.3519 East, latitude -41.7828 South, depth = 16.45 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us100078b9. Unique identifier: us100078b9. The temblor was detected at 03:15:55 / 3:15 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 15:15:55 / November 15, 2016 @ 3:15 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.45 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Upper Hutt, Porirua, Lower Hutt. The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days sixty, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 44 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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