A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 133 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (83 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.03 km (13 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 09:04:20 / January 28, 2017 @ 9:04 am. The temblor was detected at 21:04:20 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008iyc. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008iyc. Exact location, longitude -178.8894° West, latitude -32.6324° South, depth = 21.03 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 133 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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