A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 197 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (122 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -179.0436° West, -33.2076° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 19:49:51 / 7:49 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004yz5. Unique identifier: us20004yz5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/02/16 / 2016-02-04 07:49:51 / February 4, 2016 @ 7:49 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 197 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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