A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Picton in New Zealand. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/03/21 / 2021-03-12 02:32:31 / March 12, 2021 @ 2:32 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000diap. Unique identifier: us7000diap. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69.91 km (43 miles). The temblor was detected at 02:32:31 / 2:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.9577 East, latitude -40.8625 South, depth = 69.91 km.
Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Paraparaumu (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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