A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 246 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (153 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:07:12 / 1:07 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.6201 West, latitude -33.6393 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/02/18 / 2018-02-27 13:07:12 / February 27, 2018 @ 1:07 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000d1hz. Event ids that are associated: us1000d1hz.
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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 246 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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