A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 100 km ESE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (62 miles). The temblor was picked up at 05:52:50 / 5:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -177.8792° West, -31.6645° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us2000a9fm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9fm. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/08/17 / 2017-08-15 17:52:50 / August 15, 2017 @ 5:52 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-six 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.
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