A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 75 km NE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (47 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us20004ur3. Event ids that are associated: us20004ur3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -177.4366° West, latitude -28.7244° South, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 20:37:38 / January 20, 2016 @ 8:37 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 08:37:38 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 75 km NE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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