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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Blenheim in New Zealand

Earthquake location -41.715S, 174.2221WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.2221° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.715° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km 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 2017-04-06 09:42:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-06 10:20:25 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 312 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 0.034 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008f5y Id of event.
Event Code 10008f5y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008f5y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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