A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 253 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (157 miles). Event id: us10004fmx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004fmx. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.2883 West, latitude -33.6912 South, depth = 98.68 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 05:01:23 / January 14, 2016 @ 5:01 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 98.68 km (61 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 17:01:23 / 5:01 pm (local time epicenter).
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 253 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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