A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 29 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/01/20 / 2020-01-03 12:15:08 / January 3, 2020 @ 12:15 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000714k. Unique identifier: us7000714k. Exact location, longitude -178.822° West, latitude -31.6893° South, depth = 35 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:15:08 / 12:15 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 29 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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