A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 153 km ENE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (95 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 78.68 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -176.4854 West, latitude -28.6502 South, depth = 78.68 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 04:27:03 / 4:27 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/01/18 / 2018-01-23 16:27:03 / January 23, 2018 @ 4:27 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cn56. Id of event: us2000cn56.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 153 km ENE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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