A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 264 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (164 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 16:34:26 / January 26, 2016 @ 4:34 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.8393 West, latitude -33.8165 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us20004vl8. Event ids that are associated: us20004vl8. The temblor was detected at 04:34:26 / 4:34 am (local time epicenter).
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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 264 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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