A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 123 km ESE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (76 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/03/19 / 2019-03-18 14:59:40 / March 18, 2019 @ 2:59 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jhyz. Id of event: us1000jhyz. The temblor was detected at 02:59:40 / 2:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -177.6343° West, -31.6815° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days thirty-nine 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 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: 123 km ESE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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