A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 101 km WNW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (63 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 381.59 km, -179.9279° West, -31.182° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/17 / 2017-03-06 19:25:59 / March 6, 2017 @ 7:25 pm. Unique identifier: us100087cq. Ids that are associated to the event: us100087cq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 381.59 km (237 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:25:59 / 7:25 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 six 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 101 km WNW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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