A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 226 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (140 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:43:04 / 1:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.5186 West, latitude -33.4473 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/03/18 / 2018-03-04 13:43:04 / March 4, 2018 @ 1:43 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d3wc. Unique identifier: us1000d3wc. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 226 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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