A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 174.0892 East, latitude -41.7298 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:04:58 / 1:04 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10007def. Event ids that are associated: us10007def. Global time and date of event 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 13:04:58 / November 13, 2016 @ 1:04 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Porirua, Lower Hutt, Richmond (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-nine, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days ninety-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 26 km SSE of Blenheim, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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