A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 237 km ESE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (147 miles) on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 12:30:48 / 12:30 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008iy2. Id of event: us20008iy2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -176.4502 West, latitude -31.8565 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 00:30:48 / January 28, 2017 @ 12:30 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 237 km ESE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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