A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 162 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (101 miles) on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us20005ijx. Event ids that are associated: us20005ijx. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 12:20:07 / April 9, 2016 @ 12:20 pm. Exact location of event, depth 4.37 km, -178.8332° West, -32.8994° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.37 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 00:20:07 / 12:20 am (local time epicenter).
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 one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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. 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: 162 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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