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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Blenheim in New Zealand



Earthquake location -41.8419S, 174.0659WA 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 37 km SSE of Blenheim, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.0659° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.8419° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km SSE of Blenheim, New Zealand Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-15 23:47:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-16 01:23:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 259 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.144 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100078l9 Id of event.
Event Code 100078l9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100078l9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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