A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 131 km ENE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (81 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 20:06:06 / January 31, 2016 @ 8:06 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.6961 West, latitude -30.8568 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:06:06 / 8:06 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004x25. Id of event: us20004x25.
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 131 km ENE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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