A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 272 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (169 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007nnf. Id of event: us10007nnf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.74 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -177.9908 West, latitude -33.763 South, depth = 58.74 km. The temblor was reported at 14:58:17 / 2:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 30/12/16 / 2016-12-30 02:58:17 / December 30, 2016 @ 2:58 am UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 272 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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