A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 143 km S of Raoul Island, New Zealand (89 miles). The temblor was reported at 07:53:24 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/05/17 / 2017-05-26 19:53:24 / May 26, 2017 @ 7:53 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -177.7932 West, latitude -30.5609 South, depth = 4.74 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008x48. Id of event: us10008x48. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.74 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-four 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.
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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: 143 km S of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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