A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 179 km E of Raoul Island, New Zealand (111 miles) on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). 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: 29/01/20 / 2020-01-29 04:27:56 / January 29, 2020 @ 4:27 am. Event id: us70007kvr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007kvr. Exact location of event, longitude -176.0632 West, latitude -29.4118 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 16:27:56 / 4:27 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 179 km E of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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