A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 135 km NNE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (84 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.2193 West, latitude -28.2033 South, depth = 66.31 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.31 km (41 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us60006mwz. Unique identifier: us60006mwz. Global time and date of event 06/12/19 / 2019-12-06 09:28:23 / December 6, 2019 @ 9:28 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:28:23 / 9:28 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 135 km NNE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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