A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 217 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (135 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70009esb. Event ids that are associated: us70009esb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 03:11:32 / 3:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -179.0381° West, latitude -33.393° South, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 05/05/20 / 2020-05-05 15:11:32 / May 5, 2020 @ 3:11 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 217 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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