A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 120 km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (75 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -177.202 West, latitude -30.1702 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us20004yzn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004yzn. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/02/16 / 2016-02-04 08:54:34 / February 4, 2016 @ 8:54 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:54:34 / 8:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 120 km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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