A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.4879 East, latitude -41.7291 South, depth = 16.76 km. Id of earthquake: us20008j03. Event ids that are associated: us20008j03. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/01/17 / 2017-01-29 13:10:23 / January 29, 2017 @ 1:10 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.76 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:10:23 / 1:10 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Upper Hutt, Porirua, Lower Hutt. Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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