A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 233 km ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (145 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42.62 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/08/17 / 2017-08-14 11:42:11 / August 14, 2017 @ 11:42 am. Exact location of event, depth 42.62 km, -175.5677° West, -29.7836° South. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:42:11 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9dz. Id of event: us2000a9dz.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 233 km ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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