A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 238 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (148 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/05/17 / 2017-05-23 02:17:50 / May 23, 2017 @ 2:17 am. The temblor was reported at 14:17:50 / 2:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -178.2566 West, latitude -33.5103 South, depth = 25.64 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wiy. Id of event: us10008wiy. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.64 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 238 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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