A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 170 km N of Raoul Island, New Zealand (106 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/12/15 / 2015-12-19 12:56:30 / December 19, 2015 @ 12:56 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us100048uy. Unique identifier: us100048uy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -178.1947° West, latitude -27.7492° South, depth = 256.51 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 256.51 km (159 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:56:30 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter).
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. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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