A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 200 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (124 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -177.7019° West, latitude -32.9298° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/10/15 / 2015-10-05 03:52:46 / October 5, 2015 @ 3:52 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:52:46 / 3:52 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10003kbm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003kbm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 200 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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