A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 78 km NW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (48 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 261.63 km (163 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e7t6. Id of event: us1000e7t6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:51:09 / 4:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.4911 West, latitude -30.9444 South, depth = 261.63 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/05/18 / 2018-05-18 04:51:09 / May 18, 2018 @ 4:51 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 78 km NW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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