A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 98 km NNW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (61 miles) on Thursday. Event id: us70008gzm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008gzm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -179.418 West, latitude -30.6618 South, depth = 317.88 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 317.88 km (198 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:59:01 / 4:59 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/03/20 / 2020-03-19 16:59:01 / March 19, 2020 @ 4:59 pm.
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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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 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: 98 km NNW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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