A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 129 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (80 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 23:52:03 / September 24, 2016 @ 11:52 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006sfk. Id of event: us10006sfk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -178.0509° West, latitude -32.3454° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:52:03 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 129 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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