A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 281 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (175 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:24:50 / 12:24 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003na5. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003na5. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 00:24:50 / October 2, 2015 @ 12:24 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.3607 West, latitude -33.6098 South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 281 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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