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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Blenheim in New Zealand

Earthquake location -41.7517S, 174.3276WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Monday. Global time and date of event 20/11/16 / 2016-11-20 16:30:19 / November 20, 2016 @ 4:30 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 174.3276 East, latitude -41.7517 South, depth = 21.28 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.28 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007ay1. Unique identifier: us10007ay1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 04:30:19 / 4:30 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Porirua, Lower Hutt, Petone (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eighty-one, in the past 30 days eighty-one and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 40 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.3276° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.7517° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km SE 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 2016-11-20 16:30:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-20 20:19:30 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 246 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 0.085 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us10007ay1 Id of event.
Event Code 10007ay1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007ay1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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