A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: us2000arfw. Event ids that are associated: us2000arfw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 174.3572° East, latitude -41.5093° South, depth = 24.36 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:42:10 / 2:42 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.36 km (15 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 02:42:10 / September 20, 2017 @ 2:42 am.
Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Richmond, Nelson, Paraparaumu.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
Questions or comments?
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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 33 km E of Blenheim, New Zealand.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.