A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 121 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (75 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 11:42:49 / 11:42 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -178.2476° West, -32.3725° South. Id of earthquake: us10006sfj. Event ids that are associated: us10006sfj. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 23:42:49 / September 24, 2016 @ 11:42 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 121 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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