A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 56 km WNW of Te Anau, New Zealand (35 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 09:54:08 / 9:54 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30.24 km (19 miles). Id of earthquake: us20008ssd. Event ids that are associated: us20008ssd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 167.0781 East, latitude -45.1766 South, depth = 30.24 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/03/17 / 2017-03-11 21:54:08 / March 11, 2017 @ 9:54 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 56 km WNW of Te Anau, New Zealand.
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