A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 264 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (164 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:53:36 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -179.2034° West, -33.8057° South, depth 35 km. Id of earthquake: us70005s1a. Event ids that are associated: us70005s1a. Global time and date of event 26/09/19 / 2019-09-26 19:53:36 / September 26, 2019 @ 7:53 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five 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: 264 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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