A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 106 km E of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (66 miles). Exact location, longitude -177.7839° West, latitude -31.3193° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:06:07 / 2:06 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/02/20 / 2020-02-18 14:06:07 / February 18, 2020 @ 2:06 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70007vxb. Event ids that are associated: us70007vxb.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 106 km E of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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