A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 82 km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (51 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:02:18 / 12:02 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.39 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000hgiq. Event ids that are associated: us2000hgiq. Exact location of earthquake, -177.5229° West, -29.935° South, depth 57.39 km. Global time and date of event 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 12:02:18 / September 5, 2018 @ 12:02 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 82 km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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