A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.8995 East, latitude -41.4551 South, depth = 53.85 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008q1k. Id of event: us10008q1k. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/05/17 / 2017-05-06 07:53:50 / May 6, 2017 @ 7:53 am. The temblor was reported at 19:53:50 / 7:53 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 53.85 km (33 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lower Hutt, Porirua, Petone (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 8 km NNW of Blenheim, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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