A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes South of Australia (0 miles) on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/16 / 2016-02-23 18:08:46 / February 23, 2016 @ 6:08 pm. The temblor was picked up at 04:08:46 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.71 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 144.7936 East, latitude -63.1275 South, depth = 7.71 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004s4c. Id of event: us10004s4c.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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