A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 162 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (101 miles) on Monday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:14:10 / 11:14 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70008gy4. Event ids that are associated: us70008gy4. Exact location of earthquake, -178.1132° West, -32.741° South, depth 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 11:14:10 / March 17, 2020 @ 11:14 am.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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