A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 292 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (181 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wjt. Id of event: us10008wjt. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.5729 West, latitude -34.0545 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/05/17 / 2017-05-23 20:02:44 / May 23, 2017 @ 8:02 pm. The temblor was picked up at 08:02:44 / 8:02 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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: 292 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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