A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. Unique identifier: us70008htj. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008htj. Exact location of event, depth 19.6 km, 174.2875° East, -41.7343° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/03/20 / 2020-03-28 12:18:10 / March 28, 2020 @ 12:18 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:18:10 / 12:18 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.6 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Upper Hutt, Porirua, Lower Hutt (min 5000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 36 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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