A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.98 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:03:33 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.3179 East, latitude -41.5932 South, depth = 18.98 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bnxu. Unique identifier: us2000bnxu. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/11/17 / 2017-11-15 15:03:33 / November 15, 2017 @ 3:03 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Upper Hutt, Porirua, Lower Hutt. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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