A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 177 km SE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (110 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -176.8249 West, latitude -30.5605 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us600085b1. Ids that are associated to the event: us600085b1. Global time and date of event 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 21:26:47 / February 22, 2020 @ 9:26 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:26:47 / 9:26 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-three 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 177 km SE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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