A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 138 km NNW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (86 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 305.61 km (190 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 14:51:49 / January 24, 2016 @ 2:51 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -179.3228° West, -30.2345° South, depth 305.61 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004gtk. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004gtk. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:51:49 / 2:51 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 138 km NNW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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