A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 152 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (94 miles) on Monday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:40:24 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event id: us10006t51. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006t51. Exact location, longitude -178.1076° West, latitude -32.6287° South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 27/09/16 / 2016-09-27 10:40:24 / September 27, 2016 @ 10:40 am UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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