A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 106 km W of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (66 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 179.9915 East, latitude -31.3244 South, depth = 370.38 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007lnv. Id of event: us10007lnv. The temblor was detected at 21:14:08 / 9:14 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 370.38 km (230 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/12/16 / 2016-12-21 09:14:08 / December 21, 2016 @ 9:14 am.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 twelve 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. 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: 106 km W of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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