A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 92 km ENE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (57 miles). The temblor was reported at 01:34:55 / 1:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.9547 West, latitude -31.2292 South, depth = 31.53 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/08/19 / 2019-08-21 13:34:55 / August 21, 2019 @ 1:34 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us700058uc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700058uc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.53 km (20 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 92 km ENE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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