A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 97 km SSW of Raoul Island, New Zealand (60 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 21:42:08 / October 17, 2015 @ 9:42 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:42:08 / 9:42 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003pex. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003pex. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 111.74 km (69 miles). Exact location of event, depth 111.74 km, -178.1075° West, -30.1245° South.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 97 km SSW of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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