A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 11/07/17 / 2017-07-11 15:05:27 / July 11, 2017 @ 3:05 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:05:27 / 3:05 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100098uw. Ids that are associated to the event: us100098uw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 174.2335 East, latitude -41.7408 South, depth = 15.4 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.4 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Porirua, Lower Hutt, Petone.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 34 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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