A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.18 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008fmb. Id of event: us70008fmb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 21.18 km, 174.1695° East, -41.8729° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/03/20 / 2020-03-25 05:51:22 / March 25, 2020 @ 5:51 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 17:51:22 / 5:51 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Porirua, Nelson, Lower Hutt.
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 four 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 43 km SSE of Blenheim, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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