A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 121 km SE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (75 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/10/17 / 2017-10-20 10:36:50 / October 20, 2017 @ 10:36 am. The temblor was picked up at 22:36:50 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -177.0816° West, latitude -30.0962° South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000auii. Unique identifier: us1000auii. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 121 km SE of Raoul Island, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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