A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Brooklyn in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 08:08:37 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.5227 East, latitude -41.7768 South, depth = 7.91 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.91 km (5 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 20:08:37 / November 14, 2016 @ 8:08 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077um. Id of event: us100077um.
Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Upper Hutt, Porirua, Lower Hutt.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-eight, in the last 10 days seventy-one, in the past 30 days seventy-one and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 54 km SSW of Brooklyn, New Zealand.
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