A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 165 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (103 miles) on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 21:34:38 / January 29, 2016 @ 9:34 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:34:38 / 9:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -179.2468° West, -32.8993° South, depth 102.97 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102.97 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20004wuq. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004wuq.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 165 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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