A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 205 km E of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (127 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:17:15 / 11:17 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.6 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 11:17:15 / January 10, 2016 @ 11:17 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10004euw. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004euw. Exact location, longitude -176.7465° West, latitude -31.6466° South, depth = 34.6 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 205 km E of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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