A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 117 km NE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (73 miles). Global time and date of event 18/09/19 / 2019-09-18 10:06:08 / September 18, 2019 @ 10:06 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -178.1655 West, latitude -30.5802 South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70005lqm. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005lqm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was picked up at 22:06:08 / 10:06 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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: 117 km NE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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