A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 138 km NE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (86 miles) on Friday. Global time and date of event 30/12/16 / 2016-12-30 12:56:17 / December 30, 2016 @ 12:56 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 56.82 km (35 miles). Exact location, longitude -177.8322° West, latitude -30.5932° South, depth = 56.82 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10007nrl. Event ids that are associated: us10007nrl. The temblor was reported at 00:56:17 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 138 km NE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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