A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 163 km ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (101 miles) on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009jid. Id of event: us70009jid. The temblor was picked up at 20:00:17 / 8:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -176.4625 West, latitude -30.0409 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 08:00:17 / May 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am UTC/GMT.
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 two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 163 km ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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