A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 148 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (92 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:31:37 / 5:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -178.701° West, -32.7646° South, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/12/19 / 2019-12-30 17:31:37 / December 30, 2019 @ 5:31 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70007069. Event ids that are associated: us70007069.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 148 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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