A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 229 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (142 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/09/15 / 2015-09-19 00:24:33 / September 19, 2015 @ 12:24 am. The temblor was detected at 12:24:33 / 12:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -178.1822° West, -33.4082° South, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jsz. Id of event: us10003jsz. 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 eleven, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days sixty-seven 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 229 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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