A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 115 km W of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (71 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 179.885 East, latitude -31.4905 South, depth = 414.01 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 414.01 km (257 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:05:56 / 9:05 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 09:05:56 / January 16, 2016 @ 9:05 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004f1h. Unique identifier: us10004f1h.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 115 km W of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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