A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 129 km NE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (80 miles) on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/06/17 / 2017-06-15 00:26:16 / June 15, 2017 @ 12:26 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009mjp. Unique identifier: us20009mjp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23.6 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 12:26:16 / 12:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -177.9974° West, -30.5618° South, depth 23.6 km.
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-three 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 129 km NE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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