A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 115 km NE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (71 miles) on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/08/17 / 2017-08-08 04:47:55 / August 8, 2017 @ 4:47 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:47:55 / 4:47 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.68 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -177.9697° West, latitude -30.7724° South, depth = 9.68 km. Event id: us2000a5ud. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a5ud.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. 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: 115 km NE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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