A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 176 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (109 miles). Exact location, longitude -178.4818° West, latitude -32.9856° South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000abnm. Id of event: us2000abnm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/08/17 / 2017-08-21 14:26:26 / August 21, 2017 @ 2:26 pm. The temblor was detected at 02:26:26 / 2:26 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 176 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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