A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 139 km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (86 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 20:52:15 / 8:52 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/02/16 / 2016-02-04 08:52:15 / February 4, 2016 @ 8:52 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20004x15. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004x15. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -177.5661° West, -30.4873° South.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 139 km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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