A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 144 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (89 miles). Exact location, longitude -178.467° West, latitude -32.6793° South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 25/09/16 / 2016-09-25 23:46:49 / September 25, 2016 @ 11:46 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 11:46:49 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10006smh. Event ids that are associated: us10006smh.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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. 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: 144 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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