A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 72 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (45 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.05 km (33 miles). Id of earthquake: us20008mem. Event ids that are associated: us20008mem. The temblor was reported at 03:14:15 / 3:14 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -178.7516° West, latitude -32.0766° South, depth = 53.05 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 15:14:15 / February 25, 2017 @ 3:14 pm.
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 two and in the last 365 days fifty-three 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: 72 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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