A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 171 km N of Raoul Island, New Zealand (106 miles). Id of earthquake: us10006q03. Event ids that are associated: us10006q03. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 115.56 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/16 / 2016-09-16 02:38:39 / September 16, 2016 @ 2:38 am. The temblor was detected at 14:38:39 / 2:38 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -177.6383 West, latitude -27.738 South, depth = 115.56 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 171 km N of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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