A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 68 km NE of Castlepoint, New Zealand (42 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 41.49 km (26 miles). Id of earthquake: us10004t5a. Event ids that are associated: us10004t5a. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/02/16 / 2016-02-27 14:43:02 / February 27, 2016 @ 2:43 pm. Exact location of event, depth 41.49 km, 176.8849° East, -40.5547° South. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:43:02 / 2:43 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 68 km NE of Castlepoint, New Zealand.
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