A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 65 km ESE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (40 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000jgmy. Event ids that are associated: us1000jgmy. Exact location, longitude -178.3097° West, latitude -31.7455° South, depth = 10 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:55:26 / 7:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/03/19 / 2019-03-08 07:55:26 / March 8, 2019 @ 7:55 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 65 km ESE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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