A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 107 km S of Raoul Island, New Zealand (66 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:45:34 / 4:45 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us100096u0. Event ids that are associated: us100096u0. Exact location of event, longitude -177.7286 West, latitude -30.2242 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/07/17 / 2017-07-05 04:45:34 / July 5, 2017 @ 4:45 am.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 107 km S of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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