A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 166 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (103 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:16:54 / 2:16 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 6.89 km (4 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.3723 West, latitude -32.8652 South, depth = 6.89 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 14:16:54 / December 29, 2019 @ 2:16 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us70006znk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006znk.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-four 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 166 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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