A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 177 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (110 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.5591 West, latitude -32.5504 South, depth = 10 km. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:02:13 / 4:02 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 04:02:13 / September 24, 2016 @ 4:02 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006s8f. Id of event: us10006s8f.
Every 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 two and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 177 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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