A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 167 km E of Raoul Island, New Zealand (104 miles) on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 02:12:48 / January 18, 2020 @ 2:12 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:12:48 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -176.1812° West, -29.3597° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us60007k59. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007k59.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 167 km E of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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