A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 285 km NNE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (177 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/07/17 / 2017-07-12 23:43:03 / July 12, 2017 @ 11:43 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20009xhz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009xhz. Exact location, longitude -176.3848° West, latitude -27.0694° South, depth = 7.37 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.37 km (5 miles). The temblor was reported at 11:43:03 / 11:43 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 285 km NNE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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