A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 54 km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (34 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63.87 km (40 miles). Exact location of event, depth 63.87 km, -177.6799° West, -29.7173° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:29:39 / 9:29 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007wfs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007wfs. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/17 / 2017-01-15 09:29:39 / January 15, 2017 @ 9:29 am UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 54 km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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