A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, East of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles). Event id: us2000abc8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000abc8. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:43:43 / 11:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/08/17 / 2017-08-20 23:43:43 / August 20, 2017 @ 11:43 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -179.5921° West, -35.6525° South.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: East of the North Island of New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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