A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, East of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles). 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). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:39:36 / 4:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/10/17 / 2017-10-17 16:39:36 / October 17, 2017 @ 4:39 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000awlt. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000awlt. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.8141 West, latitude -35.8402 South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: East of the North Island of New Zealand.
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