A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 94 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (58 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 10:06:44 / 10:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -178.2602 West, latitude -32.082 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 22:06:44 / March 15, 2020 @ 10:06 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70008c48. Event ids that are associated: us70008c48.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. 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: 94 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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