A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 121 km SE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (75 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -177.1451° West, -30.1387° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20007gd6. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007gd6. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/10/16 / 2016-10-18 15:50:55 / October 18, 2016 @ 3:50 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 03:50:55 / 3:50 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 four and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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 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: 121 km SE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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