A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 190 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (118 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.474 West, latitude -33.1134 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/12/19 / 2019-12-31 02:07:45 / December 31, 2019 @ 2:07 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 14:07:45 / 2:07 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70007095. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007095.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 190 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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