A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes East of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.3 km (29 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000cre3. Event ids that are associated: us2000cre3. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/01/18 / 2018-01-17 16:32:56 / January 17, 2018 @ 4:32 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:32:56 / 4:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -179.9401° West, -35.224° South, depth 47.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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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