A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 128 km NE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (80 miles) on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.4 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 04:22:23 / 4:22 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100049ah. Id of event: us100049ah. Exact location of event, longitude -177.9101 West, latitude -30.6519 South, depth = 31.4 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/12/15 / 2015-12-22 16:22:23 / December 22, 2015 @ 4:22 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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