A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 158 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (98 miles) on Thursday. Global time and date of event 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 23:44:12 / September 17, 2015 @ 11:44 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.0445 West, latitude -32.659 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:44:12 / 11:44 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003j7i. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003j7i.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days eighty-six 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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