A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 215 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (134 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003jjb. Unique identifier: us10003jjb. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 22:26:02 / September 18, 2015 @ 10:26 pm. The temblor was detected at 10:26:02 / 10:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -177.6473° West, -33.0548° South, depth 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days seventy-nine 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 215 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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