A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 76 km WSW of Raoul Island, New Zealand (47 miles) on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -178.6096° West, -29.575° South, depth 146.12 km. Global time and date of event 16/03/20 / 2020-03-16 16:02:28 / March 16, 2020 @ 4:02 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008gxm. Id of event: us70008gxm. The temblor was reported at 04:02:28 / 4:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 146.12 km (91 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-one 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 76 km WSW of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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