A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:27:37 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.29 km (12 miles). Event id: us100086xy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100086xy. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/03/17 / 2017-03-04 07:27:37 / March 4, 2017 @ 7:27 am. Exact location of event, longitude 174.1755 East, latitude -41.8074 South, depth = 19.29 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lower Hutt, Petone, Wellington. Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (48 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 37 km SSE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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