A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 131 km S of Raoul Island, New Zealand (81 miles). Event id: us7000713t. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000713t. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -177.9313° West, -30.4487° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/01/20 / 2020-01-02 13:17:02 / January 2, 2020 @ 1:17 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:17:02 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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: 131 km S of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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