A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 187 km SW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (116 miles) on Tuesday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:58:38 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter). 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: 23/05/17 / 2017-05-23 04:58:38 / May 23, 2017 @ 4:58 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.5548 East, latitude -32.4861 South, depth = 392.14 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 392.14 km (244 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10008ubp. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ubp.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each 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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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 187 km SW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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