A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 113 km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (70 miles) on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008trm. Id of event: us20008trm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:59:18 / 6:59 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/03/17 / 2017-03-14 18:59:18 / March 14, 2017 @ 6:59 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.26 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.4102 West, latitude -30.1967 South, depth = 18.26 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days seventy-two 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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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 113 km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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