A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 157 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (98 miles). Unique identifier: us20003p3n. Ids that are associated to the event: us20003p3n. The temblor was picked up at 11:48:25 / 11:48 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -178.3008° West, -32.7571° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/09/15 / 2015-09-15 23:48:25 / September 15, 2015 @ 11:48 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. 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: 157 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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