A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 936 km NE of Ngunguru, New Zealand (582 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -177.7199° West, -30.2836° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:43:56 / 12:43 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 00:43:56 / May 23, 2020 @ 12:43 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a1ub. Id of event: us6000a1ub.
Each 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 four and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety 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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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. 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: 936 km NE of Ngunguru, New Zealand.
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