A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 158 km E of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (98 miles) on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -177.2638° West, latitude -31.1693° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:41:52 / 5:41 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006epv. Id of event: us10006epv. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/08/16 / 2016-08-13 05:41:52 / August 13, 2016 @ 5:41 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 158 km E of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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