A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 257 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (160 miles). The temblor was reported at 20:34:01 / 8:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.9002 West, latitude -33.7557 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/18 / 2018-09-16 08:34:01 / September 16, 2018 @ 8:34 am. Event id: us2000hic6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hic6.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. 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: 257 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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