A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 70 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (43 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000aakx. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000aakx. The temblor was detected at 05:27:01 / 5:27 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 17:27:01 / August 16, 2017 @ 5:27 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -178.7661° West, -32.062° South, depth 48.23 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.23 km (30 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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