A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 225 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (140 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.4894 West, latitude -33.0756 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 07/09/15 / 2015-09-07 23:12:49 / September 7, 2015 @ 11:12 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003lb5. Id of event: us20003lb5. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:12:49 / 11:12 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 twenty-seven, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days fifty-five 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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