A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 61 km E of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (38 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -178.2576° West, -31.5004° South, depth 8.59 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hdx1. Id of event: us1000hdx1. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/10/18 / 2018-10-13 12:02:09 / October 13, 2018 @ 12:02 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.59 km (5 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:02:09 / 12:02 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 61 km E of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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