A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 179 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (111 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -178.4377° West, -32.9997° South, depth 10 km. Id of earthquake: us60004vex. Event ids that are associated: us60004vex. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:53:39 / 11:53 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/07/19 / 2019-07-17 11:53:39 / July 17, 2019 @ 11:53 am.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 179 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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