A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. Event id: us2000cqse. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cqse. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 22.62 km (14 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.3113 East, latitude -41.5589 South, depth = 22.62 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/01/18 / 2018-01-28 23:56:18 / January 28, 2018 @ 11:56 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:56:18 / 11:56 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (31 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Richmond, Paraparaumu, Nelson. Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 30 km E of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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