A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 203 km WSW of Riverton, New Zealand (126 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:28:17 / 5:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 165.7501° East, latitude -47.3089° South, depth = 15.44 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 15.44 km (10 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004r1y. Id of event: us10004r1y. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 18:28:17 / February 16, 2016 @ 6:28 pm.
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 203 km WSW of Riverton, New Zealand.
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