A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 205 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (127 miles). Unique identifier: us100086u3. Ids that are associated to the event: us100086u3. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.0253 East, latitude -36.8643 South, depth = 9.45 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 23:49:26 / February 25, 2017 @ 11:49 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.45 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 11:49:26 / 11:49 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 205 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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