A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 122 km S of Raoul Island, New Zealand (76 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 24.77 km, -177.7745° West, -30.3664° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ti6. Id of event: us20008ti6. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:13:08 / 1:13 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/03/17 / 2017-03-13 01:13:08 / March 13, 2017 @ 1:13 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.77 km (15 miles).
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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 122 km S of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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