A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 64 km NW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (40 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -179.3514° West, latitude -31.0048° South, depth = 216.47 km. Event id: us2000abql. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000abql. 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 216.47 km (135 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 01:53:44 / 1:53 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/08/17 / 2017-08-22 13:53:44 / August 22, 2017 @ 1:53 pm UTC/GMT.
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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 64 km NW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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