A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 13:43:52 / 1:43 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007813. Unique identifier: us10007813. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.99 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 174.2377 East, latitude -41.7417 South, depth = 9.99 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 01:43:52 / November 15, 2016 @ 1:43 am.
The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 95 km (59 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), 35 km (21 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Richmond, Upper Hutt, Nelson (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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 twenty-one, in the last 10 days fifty-four, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 34 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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