A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.85 km (9 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 174.2409° East, -41.7472° South, depth 14.85 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007cpq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007cpq. The temblor was picked up at 20:42:16 / 8:42 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 27/11/16 / 2016-11-27 08:42:16 / November 27, 2016 @ 8:42 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Richmond, Nelson, Upper Hutt (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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