A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 170 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (106 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003irr. Unique identifier: us10003irr. Exact location of earthquake, -178.5331° West, -32.9406° South, depth 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/15 / 2015-09-16 00:23:22 / September 16, 2015 @ 12:23 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:23:22 / 12:23 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 170 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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