A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007m5z. Id of event: us10007m5z. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 174.3167 East, latitude -41.7683 South, depth = 19.11 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.11 km (12 miles). The temblor was picked up at 14:39:53 / 2:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 02:39:53 / December 23, 2016 @ 2:39 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Upper Hutt, Porirua, Lower Hutt (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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