A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 138 km WSW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (86 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:31:40 / 6:31 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/09/18 / 2018-09-10 06:31:40 / September 10, 2018 @ 6:31 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000hbsc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hbsc. Exact location, longitude 179.7608° East, latitude -31.9337° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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: 138 km WSW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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