A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 137 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (85 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -178.6679° West, -32.6598° South, depth 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us60008d7k. Unique identifier: us60008d7k. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:12:24 / 5:12 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/03/20 / 2020-03-05 05:12:24 / March 5, 2020 @ 5:12 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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