A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 131 km ESE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (81 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:07:02 / 8:07 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 30/10/17 / 2017-10-30 20:07:02 / October 30, 2017 @ 8:07 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bkcp. Id of event: us2000bkcp. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -177.644° West, -31.935° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 131 km ESE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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