A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 73 km WSW of Raoul Island, New Zealand (45 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20004vke. Event ids that are associated: us20004vke. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 335.77 km (209 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -178.6049° West, latitude -29.5103° South, depth = 335.77 km. The temblor was picked up at 12:30:45 / 12:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 00:30:45 / January 26, 2016 @ 12:30 am.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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