A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 183 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (114 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -177.6876° West, -32.7263° South, depth 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:31:09 / 6:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/03/20 / 2020-03-12 06:31:09 / March 12, 2020 @ 6:31 am. Event id: us70008gv7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008gv7.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days eighty 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 183 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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