A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007944. Id of event: us10007944. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/11/16 / 2016-11-16 23:39:41 / November 16, 2016 @ 11:39 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.39 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 174.3248° East, -41.793° South, depth 19.39 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:39:41 / 11:39 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Upper Hutt, Porirua, Lower Hutt (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days seventy and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 43 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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