A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000788y. Id of event: us1000788y. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 13:52:01 / November 15, 2016 @ 1:52 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:52:01 / 1:52 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.94 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 174.3103° East, latitude -41.8041° South, depth = 21.94 km.
The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Porirua, Lower Hutt, Petone.
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 fifty-nine, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 43 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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