A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.59 km (13 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:45:24 / 1:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 174.0255° East, latitude -41.9236° South, depth = 20.59 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/07/17 / 2017-07-10 13:45:24 / July 10, 2017 @ 1:45 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009xxn. Unique identifier: us20009xxn.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (59 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wellington, Blenheim. Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 45 km S of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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