A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 81 km WSW of Raoul Island, New Zealand (50 miles) on Monday. The temblor was detected at 02:59:28 / 2:59 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d748. Id of event: us1000d748. Exact location, longitude -178.7164° West, latitude -29.4368° South, depth = 187.62 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 187.62 km (117 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/03/18 / 2018-03-12 14:59:28 / March 12, 2018 @ 2:59 pm.
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 have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 81 km WSW of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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