A 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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