A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 173 km E of Raoul Island, New Zealand (107 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 17:32:05 / February 27, 2020 @ 5:32 pm. The temblor was detected at 05:32:05 / 5:32 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -176.113 West, latitude -29.2944 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600089k8. Id of event: us600089k8.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 173 km E of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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