A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 200 km SW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (124 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 285.44 km (177 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 19:07:09 / 7:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 179.6155° East, -32.7213° South, depth 285.44 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/02/17 / 2017-02-02 07:07:09 / February 2, 2017 @ 7:07 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ful. Id of event: us20008ful. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 200 km SW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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