A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 161 km SW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (100 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 18:34:14 / February 24, 2017 @ 6:34 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -179.9737 West, latitude -32.5642 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 06:34:14 / 6:34 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us100086sy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100086sy.
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 three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 161 km SW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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