A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 262 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (163 miles) on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/18 / 2018-02-28 08:28:41 / February 28, 2018 @ 8:28 am UTC/GMT. 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 40.15 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d927. Id of event: us2000d927. The temblor was detected at 20:28:41 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.4009 West, latitude -33.7626 South, depth = 40.15 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 262 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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