A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 145 km NW of Raoul Island, New Zealand (90 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 383.01 km (238 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:33:37 / 11:33 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004tka. Event ids that are associated: us10004tka. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/02/16 / 2016-02-29 11:33:37 / February 29, 2016 @ 11:33 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 383.01 km, -179.0794° West, -28.4659° South.
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 145 km NW of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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