A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 153 km SE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (95 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:04:02 / 12:04 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -176.7272° West, latitude -30.2042° South, depth = 34.22 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.22 km (21 miles). Global time and date of event 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 12:04:02 / July 8, 2017 @ 12:04 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20009w8m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009w8m.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 153 km SE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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