A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 174.334° East, -41.7053° South, depth 15.54 km. Unique identifier: us10007avx. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007avx. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.54 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 01:09:31 / 1:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/11/16 / 2016-11-20 13:09:31 / November 20, 2016 @ 1:09 pm.
Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Upper Hutt, Porirua, Lower Hutt (min 5000 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 two, in the last 10 days seventy-seven, in the past 30 days seventy-seven and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 38 km ESE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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