A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 246 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (153 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/08/16 / 2016-08-18 05:48:40 / August 18, 2016 @ 5:48 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10006gcn. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006gcn. Exact location of event, longitude -178.8298 West, latitude -33.6561 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:48:40 / 5:48 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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 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: 246 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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