A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 243 km N of Raoul Island, New Zealand (151 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -178.3533 West, latitude -27.1105 South, depth = 303.82 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:06:50 / 4:06 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 303.82 km (189 miles). Unique identifier: us2000gbmy. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000gbmy. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/07/18 / 2018-07-23 04:06:50 / July 23, 2018 @ 4:06 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 243 km N of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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