A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, off the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand (0 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 164.6019° East, -48.6894° South, depth 10 km. Event id: us6000d6b0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d6b0. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/01/21 / 2021-01-06 22:46:14 / January 6, 2021 @ 10:46 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 22:46:14 / 10:46 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two 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.
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