A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 243 km SSW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (151 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 18:22:40 / 6:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -179.8098 West, latitude -33.4884 South, depth = 111 km. Event id: us10008tav. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008tav. 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 111 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/05/17 / 2017-05-11 06:22:40 / May 11, 2017 @ 6:22 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 243 km SSW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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