A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 117 km SE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (73 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -177.0076° West, -29.981° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:39:41 / 4:39 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 16:39:41 / February 24, 2017 @ 4:39 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008m2u. Unique identifier: us20008m2u.
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 four and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 117 km SE of Raoul Island, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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