A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 901 km NE of Ngunguru, New Zealand (560 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 16:34:34 / 4:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -177.949° West, latitude -30.5438° South, depth = 43.75 km. Global time and date of event 26/05/20 / 2020-05-26 16:34:34 / May 26, 2020 @ 4:34 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43.75 km (27 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a4j1. Id of event: us6000a4j1.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 901 km NE of Ngunguru, New Zealand.
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