A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 121 km SW of Raoul Island, New Zealand (75 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:09:54 / 8:09 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/12/15 / 2015-12-23 20:09:54 / December 23, 2015 @ 8:09 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.7122 West, latitude -30.0974 South, depth = 246.56 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000494a. Id of event: us1000494a. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 246.56 km (153 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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: 121 km SW of Raoul Island, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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