A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/01/18 / 2018-01-05 19:12:08 / January 5, 2018 @ 7:12 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 173.9899 East, latitude -41.866 South, depth = 23.97 km. Id of earthquake: us1000c17c. Event ids that are associated: us1000c17c. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.97 km (15 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:12:08 / 7:12 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wellington, Richmond, Nelson.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km S of Blenheim, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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