A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 58 km W of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (36 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:49:29 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us100085zd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100085zd. Exact location, longitude -179.5055° West, latitude -31.3543° South, depth = 211.87 km. Global time and date of event 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 13:49:29 / February 20, 2017 @ 1:49 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 211.87 km (132 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 58 km W of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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