A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. The temblor was reported at 08:56:54 / 8:56 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000jm5t. Event ids that are associated: us2000jm5t. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/19 / 2019-02-23 20:56:54 / February 23, 2019 @ 8:56 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 174.1423° East, -41.7347° South, depth 17.35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17.35 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Richmond, Porirua, Nelson. Close 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km SSE of Blenheim, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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