A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008f5y. Unique identifier: us10008f5y. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.26 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 174.2221 East, latitude -41.715 South, depth = 17.26 km. The temblor was detected at 21:42:49 / 9:42 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/04/17 / 2017-04-06 09:42:49 / April 6, 2017 @ 9:42 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Upper Hutt, Nelson, Porirua.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 31 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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