A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Wednesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:15:16 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 174.4404 East, latitude -41.7486 South, depth = 15.98 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.98 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007d3w. Id of event: us10007d3w. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/11/16 / 2016-11-29 13:15:16 / November 29, 2016 @ 1:15 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Upper Hutt, Porirua, Lower Hutt (min 5000 pop). 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 one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days ninety and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 48 km ESE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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