A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 124 km NE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (77 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/03/17 / 2017-03-28 22:17:27 / March 28, 2017 @ 10:17 pm. Event id: us10008ebd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ebd. The temblor was detected at 10:17:27 / 10:17 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 34.73 km, -178.0374° West, -30.5926° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.73 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 124 km NE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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