A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 267 km SSW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (166 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 179.9295° East, latitude -33.6315° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 15:17:16 / September 5, 2016 @ 3:17 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:17:16 / 3:17 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006klf. Unique identifier: us10006klf.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 267 km SSW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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