A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Monday. The temblor was detected at 03:31:25 / 3:31 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007ax3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007ax3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.73 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/11/16 / 2016-11-20 15:31:25 / November 20, 2016 @ 3:31 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 174.2915° East, latitude -41.724° South, depth = 16.73 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nelson, Upper Hutt, Porirua (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eighty, in the past 30 days eighty and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 36 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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