A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 82 km SSW of Raoul Island, New Zealand (51 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.2601 West, latitude -29.9412 South, depth = 136.55 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 136.55 km (85 miles). Unique identifier: us2000abnu. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000abnu. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/08/17 / 2017-08-21 18:58:15 / August 21, 2017 @ 6:58 pm. The temblor was detected at 06:58:15 / 6:58 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 82 km SSW of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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