A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 109 km NNE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (68 miles). The temblor was detected at 14:41:01 / 2:41 pm (local time epicenter). 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -178.3676° West, -30.5626° South, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/02/18 / 2018-02-12 02:41:01 / February 12, 2018 @ 2:41 am. Id of earthquake: us2000d6el. Event ids that are associated: us2000d6el.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 109 km NNE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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