A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported East of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -179.5453 West, latitude -35.7133 South, depth = 57.33 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004bqz. Id of event: us10004bqz. The temblor was detected at 12:32:38 / 12:32 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/15 / 2015-12-29 00:32:38 / December 29, 2015 @ 12:32 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 57.33 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: East of the North Island of New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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