A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 15 km ENE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (9 miles) on Monday. Event id: us10004fc6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004fc6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 97.33 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:43:58 / 1:43 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 13:43:58 / January 18, 2016 @ 1:43 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -178.758° West, -31.3684° South, depth 97.33 km.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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