A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. Exact location, longitude 174.4409° East, latitude -41.7155° South, depth = 21.91 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 19:53:02 / November 15, 2016 @ 7:53 pm. The temblor was reported at 07:53:02 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us100078f2. Ids that are associated to the event: us100078f2. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21.91 km (14 miles).
Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Paraparaumu, Upper Hutt, Porirua (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days sixty, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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