A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 93 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (58 miles). 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: 19/03/19 / 2019-03-19 12:32:24 / March 19, 2019 @ 12:32 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -178.1406 West, latitude -31.9753 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us1000jihm. Event ids that are associated: us1000jihm. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:32:24 / 12:32 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 93 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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