A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 128 km ENE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (80 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location, longitude -177.7203° West, latitude -30.8752° South, depth = 35 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:11:01 / 12:11 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/06/19 / 2019-06-17 00:11:01 / June 17, 2019 @ 12:11 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us600041iv. Unique identifier: us600041iv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 128 km ENE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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