A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.7 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 08:40:01 / 8:40 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e3s5. Id of event: us1000e3s5. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/05/18 / 2018-05-12 20:40:01 / May 12, 2018 @ 8:40 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 174.169 East, latitude -41.6981 South, depth = 17.7 km.
Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Richmond, Nelson, Porirua (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 27 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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