A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 71 km WSW of Raoul Island, New Zealand (44 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 234.8 km (146 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.5863 West, latitude -29.4961 South, depth = 234.8 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gep3. Unique identifier: us1000gep3. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:14:44 / 6:14 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/08/18 / 2018-08-16 18:14:44 / August 16, 2018 @ 6:14 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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