A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 80 km ENE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (50 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.3 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/01/16 / 2016-01-01 15:02:15 / January 1, 2016 @ 3:02 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004aqy. Id of event: us10004aqy. The temblor was detected at 03:02:15 / 3:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -177.0877° West, -29.1103° South, depth 38.3 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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: 80 km ENE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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