A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 162 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (101 miles) on Friday. Event id: us2000itb8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000itb8. Global time and date of event 08/12/18 / 2018-12-08 06:16:34 / December 8, 2018 @ 6:16 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -179.0569 West, latitude -32.8926 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:16:34 / 6:16 pm (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-one 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 162 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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