A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 182 km ENE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (113 miles). The temblor was reported at 01:27:42 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 25/12/19 / 2019-12-25 13:27:42 / December 25, 2019 @ 1:27 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70006xti. Event ids that are associated: us70006xti. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -177.0401° West, -31.0501° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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: 182 km ENE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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