A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 160 km E of Raoul Island, New Zealand (99 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -176.2445 West, latitude -29.3272 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us2000aakz. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000aakz. Global time and date of event 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 19:37:43 / August 16, 2017 @ 7:37 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 07:37:43 / 7:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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