A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 87 km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (54 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:14:43 / 3:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -177.485° West, latitude -29.9647° South, depth = 35 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: us100097u7. Id of event: us100097u7. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/07/17 / 2017-07-03 15:14:43 / July 3, 2017 @ 3:14 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 87 km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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