A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 173 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (107 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.51 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 12:39:07 / 12:39 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000abyq. Id of event: us2000abyq. Exact location, longitude -179.1768° West, latitude -32.9831° South, depth = 52.51 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/08/17 / 2017-08-26 00:39:07 / August 26, 2017 @ 12:39 am.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 173 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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