A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 44 km SSW of Raoul Island, New Zealand (27 miles) on Thursday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:36:04 / 5:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.52 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -178.1025° West, -29.627° South, depth 39.52 km. Unique identifier: us10008gxl. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008gxl. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/04/17 / 2017-04-06 17:36:04 / April 6, 2017 @ 5:36 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 44 km SSW of Raoul Island, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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