A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 01:34:44 / November 15, 2016 @ 1:34 am. Exact location of earthquake, 174.3226° East, -41.8094° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 13:34:44 / 1:34 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000780y. Event ids that are associated: us1000780y.
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Richmond, Nelson, Upper Hutt (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 109 km (67 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 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: 44 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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