A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 127 km WSW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (79 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 381.38 km (237 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 14:19:57 / March 2, 2018 @ 2:19 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.8709 East, latitude -31.899 South, depth = 381.38 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000db20. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000db20. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:19:57 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 127 km WSW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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