A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 202 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (126 miles) on Friday. 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). Global time and date of event 19/05/17 / 2017-05-19 23:58:23 / May 19, 2017 @ 11:58 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008vc6. Unique identifier: us10008vc6. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -178.5658° West, -33.2327° South. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:58:23 / 11:58 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 202 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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