A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 228 km WSW of Alofi, Niue (142 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -171.9596° West, -19.7743° South, depth 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 00:03:43 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10006kk9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006kk9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 11:03:43 / September 5, 2016 @ 11:03 am UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 228 km WSW of Alofi, Niue. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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