A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 208 km NNW of Auckland Island, New Zealand (129 miles) on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009vs9. Id of event: us20009vs9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 164.7379 East, latitude -49.0702 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:18:09 / 6:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/07/17 / 2017-07-12 19:18:09 / July 12, 2017 @ 7:18 pm.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 208 km NNW of Auckland Island, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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