A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 219 km NNE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (136 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 68.78 km (43 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:39:57 / 8:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -177.0871 West, latitude -27.4257 South, depth = 68.78 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/07/17 / 2017-07-07 20:39:57 / July 7, 2017 @ 8:39 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009w0y. Unique identifier: us20009w0y.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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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: 219 km NNE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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