A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 08:42:13 / November 15, 2016 @ 8:42 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.2722 East, latitude -41.7708 South, depth = 8.44 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:42:13 / 8:42 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000785m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000785m. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.44 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Porirua, Lower Hutt, Petone.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-two, in the last 10 days ninety-three, in the past 30 days ninety-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 38 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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