A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 231 km NE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (144 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -176.1079° West, -27.9036° South. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:38:23 / 7:38 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/08/16 / 2016-08-28 19:38:23 / August 28, 2016 @ 7:38 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20006uva. Unique identifier: us20006uva. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 231 km NE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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