A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 59 km ESE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (37 miles) on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vb6. Id of event: us10007vb6. Exact location, longitude -178.3067° West, latitude -31.6075° South, depth = 102.11 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/01/17 / 2017-01-25 07:02:59 / January 25, 2017 @ 7:02 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 102.11 km (63 miles). The temblor was detected at 19:02:59 / 7:02 pm (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 59 km ESE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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