A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 144 km N of Raoul Island, New Zealand (89 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.16 West, latitude -27.9815 South, depth = 61.76 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/05/16 / 2016-05-15 19:13:58 / May 15, 2016 @ 7:13 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:13:58 / 7:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10005hl4. Unique identifier: us10005hl4. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.76 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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 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: 144 km N of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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