A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 60 km WSW of Raoul Island, New Zealand (37 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 212.72 km (132 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -178.5039° West, latitude -29.4086° South, depth = 212.72 km. The temblor was reported at 02:16:05 / 2:16 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007kw9. Id of event: us70007kw9. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/01/20 / 2020-01-29 14:16:05 / January 29, 2020 @ 2:16 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 60 km WSW of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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