A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 146 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (91 miles) on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us10006sfs. Event ids that are associated: us10006sfs. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:28:00 / 12:28 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -177.8788° West, -32.4296° South, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 25/09/16 / 2016-09-25 00:28:00 / September 25, 2016 @ 12:28 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 146 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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