A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 197 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (122 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 70.55 km (44 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -178.7665° West, -33.2067° South, depth 70.55 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/02/17 / 2017-02-04 12:21:23 / February 4, 2017 @ 12:21 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kfl. Id of event: us20008kfl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:21:23 / 12:21 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 197 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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