A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 119 km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (74 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:24:30 / 4:24 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008j07. Event ids that are associated: us20008j07. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/01/17 / 2017-01-29 16:24:30 / January 29, 2017 @ 4:24 pm. Exact location, longitude -177.2547° West, latitude -30.1843° South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 119 km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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