A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 69 km ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (43 miles). Global time and date of event 22/02/17 / 2017-02-22 20:58:50 / February 22, 2017 @ 8:58 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 08:58:50 / 8:58 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us100086j7. Ids that are associated to the event: us100086j7. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.2426 West, latitude -29.5241 South, depth = 35 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 69 km ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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