A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/11/16 / 2016-11-16 21:05:00 / November 16, 2016 @ 9:05 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:05:00 / 9:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.72 km (14 miles). Unique identifier: us1000790z. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000790z. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.2125 East, latitude -41.7569 South, depth = 22.72 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nelson, Porirua, Lower Hutt (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days sixty-eight and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 34 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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