A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 99 km ESE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (62 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 22:27:15 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 29.35 km, -177.9543° West, -31.8184° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.35 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/07/16 / 2016-07-18 10:27:15 / July 18, 2016 @ 10:27 am. Unique identifier: us20006fik. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006fik.
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 fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 99 km ESE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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