A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 131 km ENE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (81 miles). The temblor was detected at 00:44:41 / 12:44 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/03/17 / 2017-03-29 12:44:41 / March 29, 2017 @ 12:44 pm. Exact location, longitude -176.7578° West, latitude -28.6306° South, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ela. Id of event: us10008ela. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 131 km ENE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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