A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 253 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (157 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:17:58 / 5:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/10/15 / 2015-10-04 05:17:58 / October 4, 2015 @ 5:17 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -177.964 West, latitude -33.5812 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us10003nj7. Event ids that are associated: us10003nj7. 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 four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 253 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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