A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 283 km SSW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (176 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008x6d. Unique identifier: us10008x6d. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.9446 West, latitude -33.8332 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:44:31 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/05/17 / 2017-05-27 14:44:31 / May 27, 2017 @ 2:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 283 km SSW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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