A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 218 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (135 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us700070tm. Unique identifier: us700070tm. The temblor was picked up at 09:38:44 / 9:38 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -178.4354° West, -33.3675° South, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/01/20 / 2020-01-01 21:38:44 / January 1, 2020 @ 9:38 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 218 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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