A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, East of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 19:37:32 / March 16, 2017 @ 7:37 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 07:37:32 / 7:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -179.5874° West, latitude -35.5046° South, depth = 35 km. Event id: us20008sj2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008sj2.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: East of the North Island of New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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