A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 140 km ESE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (87 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/02/16 / 2016-02-01 00:44:37 / February 1, 2016 @ 12:44 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 12:44:37 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -177.5274° West, -31.9004° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20004x3q. Event ids that are associated: us20004x3q.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 140 km ESE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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