A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 195 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (121 miles). Exact location, longitude -178.3154° West, latitude -33.1218° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/16 / 2016-03-06 13:35:04 / March 6, 2016 @ 1:35 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:35:04 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us10004whz. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004whz.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 five, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 195 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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