A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported East of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 23/08/17 / 2017-08-23 12:07:26 / August 23, 2017 @ 12:07 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.6555 West, latitude -35.6092 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:07:26 / 12:07 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000aaxk. Unique identifier: us2000aaxk.
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 three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: East of the North Island of New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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