A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 115 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (71 miles) on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/04/20 / 2020-04-08 17:09:44 / April 8, 2020 @ 5:09 pm. Event id: us70008wvn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008wvn. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.1855 West, latitude -32.2754 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:09:44 / 5:09 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days eighty-three 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 115 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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