A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 59 km E of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (37 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -178.2794 West, latitude -31.3773 South, depth = 41.48 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004qzg. Id of event: us10004qzg. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.48 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/02/16 / 2016-02-19 05:16:17 / February 19, 2016 @ 5:16 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:16:17 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 59 km E of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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