A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 122 km W of Raoul Island, New Zealand (76 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 341.94 km (212 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -179.1507 West, latitude -29.1241 South, depth = 341.94 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rcc. Id of event: us10004rcc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 13:25:25 / February 20, 2016 @ 1:25 pm. The temblor was reported at 01:25:25 / 1:25 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two and in the last 365 days twelve 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: 122 km W of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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