A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, East of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles). Exact location, longitude -179.6846° West, latitude -35.4449° South, depth = 31.39 km. Id of earthquake: us20008u29. Event ids that are associated: us20008u29. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:51:03 / 5:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 17:51:03 / March 16, 2017 @ 5:51 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.39 km (20 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: East of the North Island of New Zealand.
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