A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 28 km WSW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (17 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:48:38 / 7:48 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000a3mt. Event ids that are associated: us2000a3mt. Exact location of earthquake, -179.1908° West, -31.5072° South, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/07/17 / 2017-07-28 19:48:38 / July 28, 2017 @ 7:48 pm.
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 five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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