A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 114 km S of Raoul Island, New Zealand (71 miles). Exact location, longitude -177.7834° West, latitude -30.2941° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/03/20 / 2020-03-05 01:43:31 / March 5, 2020 @ 1:43 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us600089x7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600089x7. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:43:31 / 1:43 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 114 km S of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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