A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Friday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:57:16 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 174.3069° East, -41.7069° South, depth 21.21 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/02/20 / 2020-02-13 15:57:16 / February 13, 2020 @ 3:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70007ph5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007ph5. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.21 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Upper Hutt, Porirua, Lower Hutt (min 5000 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 36 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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