A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 130 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (81 miles) on Saturday. Global time and date of event 28/08/16 / 2016-08-28 00:26:46 / August 28, 2016 @ 12:26 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.3345 West, latitude -32.5026 South, depth = 35 km. Event id: us10006jc7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jc7. The temblor was reported at 12:26:46 / 12:26 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ninety-six 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.
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