A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 120 km ENE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (75 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -176.7159 West, latitude -28.9418 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:09:18 / 2:09 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/07/17 / 2017-07-31 02:09:18 / July 31, 2017 @ 2:09 am. Unique identifier: us2000a4gi. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a4gi.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 120 km ENE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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