A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 251 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (156 miles) on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d7h9. Unique identifier: us1000d7h9. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -178.601° West, -33.6898° South. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:57:22 / 8:57 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/03/18 / 2018-03-14 20:57:22 / March 14, 2018 @ 8:57 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 251 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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