A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 13:05:37 / November 13, 2016 @ 1:05 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 174.1619 East, latitude -41.9462 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us10007df0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007df0. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:05:37 / 1:05 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (56 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wellington, Blenheim (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 50 km SSE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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