A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. The temblor was picked up at 11:47:50 / 11:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.0659 East, latitude -41.8419 South, depth = 18.03 km. Event id: us100078l9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100078l9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.03 km (11 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 23:47:50 / November 15, 2016 @ 11:47 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nelson, Wellington, Blenheim (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days seventy-two and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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