A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 117 km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (73 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 21:27:28 / 9:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 09:27:28 / March 15, 2017 @ 9:27 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -177.5344 West, latitude -30.2779 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us20008tt5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008tt5.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 117 km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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