A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 139 km E of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (86 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:00:12 / 1:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -177.4358 West, latitude -31.5043 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us60007i89. Event ids that are associated: us60007i89. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 01:00:12 / January 15, 2020 @ 1:00 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 139 km E of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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