A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 177 km ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (110 miles) on Monday. Exact location, longitude -176.1572° West, latitude -29.7451° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/08/17 / 2017-08-14 17:41:46 / August 14, 2017 @ 5:41 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:41:46 / 5:41 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000a84b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a84b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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