A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 212 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (132 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:34:43 / 9:34 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003jir. Unique identifier: us10003jir. Exact location of event, longitude -177.603 West, latitude -33.0023 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 21:34:43 / September 18, 2015 @ 9:34 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 212 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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