A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/10/18 / 2018-10-26 06:31:54 / October 26, 2018 @ 6:31 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 18:31:54 / 6:31 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000hhfj. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hhfj. Exact location, longitude 174.1768° East, latitude -41.7268° South, depth = 18.72 km. 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 18.72 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nelson, Porirua, Lower Hutt (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
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. 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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 29 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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