A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 119 km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (74 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -177.6539° West, -30.3258° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:16:43 / 7:16 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 19:16:43 / August 29, 2018 @ 7:16 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000h9i3. Event ids that are associated: us2000h9i3.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 119 km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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