A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 144 km ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (89 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:21:30 / 10:21 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 22:21:30 / August 16, 2017 @ 10:21 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000aal1. Unique identifier: us2000aal1. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -176.5184 West, latitude -29.7645 South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 144 km ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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