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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Blenheim in New Zealand

Earthquake location -41.7484S, 174.3092WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us10007bmw. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007bmw. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/11/16 / 2016-11-23 01:00:14 / November 23, 2016 @ 1:00 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.3092 East, latitude -41.7484 South, depth = 25.67 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.67 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 13:00:14 / 1:00 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Upper Hutt, Porirua, Lower Hutt (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eighty-five, in the past 30 days eighty-five and in the last 365 days ninety-three 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 39 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.3092° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.7484° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km 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 2016-11-23 01:00:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-23 01:25:56 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 271 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 0.071 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us10007bmw Id of event.
Event Code 10007bmw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007bmw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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