A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 183 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (114 miles) on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -178.1886° West, latitude -32.9777° South, depth = 9.89 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/10/15 / 2015-10-04 09:50:13 / October 4, 2015 @ 9:50 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:50:13 / 9:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003nje. Id of event: us10003nje. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.89 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days eighty-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.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 183 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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