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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Blenheim in New Zealand



Earthquake location -41.7683S, 174.3167WA 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.

Did you feel anything?

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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.3167° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.7683° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-23 02:39:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-23 02:59:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 284 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.079 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007m5z Id of event.
Event Code 10007m5z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007m5z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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