A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 56 km NNE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (35 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.6062 West, latitude -30.9952 South, depth = 101.89 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 13:49:24 / December 5, 2018 @ 1:49 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.89 km (63 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000i2s6. Event ids that are associated: us1000i2s6. The temblor was picked up at 01:49:24 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 56 km NNE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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