A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 65 km N of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (40 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.8961 West, latitude -30.8399 South, depth = 44.98 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/05/17 / 2017-05-12 19:34:58 / May 12, 2017 @ 7:34 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.98 km (28 miles). The temblor was picked up at 07:34:58 / 7:34 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008td0. Id of event: us10008td0.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 65 km N of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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