A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 231 km ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (144 miles) on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/10/16 / 2016-10-18 22:28:35 / October 18, 2016 @ 10:28 pm. The temblor was reported at 10:28:35 / 10:28 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007gdd. Id of event: us20007gdd. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.8369 West, latitude -30.3282 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 231 km ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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