A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 159 km E of Raoul Island, New Zealand (99 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -176.2637 West, latitude -29.2829 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:33:14 / 7:33 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/08/17 / 2017-08-14 07:33:14 / August 14, 2017 @ 7:33 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000a7yz. Event ids that are associated: us2000a7yz. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 159 km E of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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