A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 249 km NNW of Auckland Island, New Zealand (155 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 11.15 km, 164.6146° East, -48.6973° South. Global time and date of event 30/08/17 / 2017-08-30 20:25:48 / August 30, 2017 @ 8:25 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11.15 km (7 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ad9p. Unique identifier: us2000ad9p. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:25:48 / 7:25 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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