A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 162 km NE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (101 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 04:46:15 / 4:46 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/12/15 / 2015-12-22 16:46:15 / December 22, 2015 @ 4:46 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -176.8535 West, latitude -28.1238 South, depth = 58.14 km. Id of earthquake: us100049ai. Event ids that are associated: us100049ai. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.14 km (36 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 162 km NE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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