A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 270 km NE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (168 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100095v5. Id of event: us100095v5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/07/17 / 2017-07-02 12:40:05 / July 2, 2017 @ 12:40 pm. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:40:05 / 12:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -176.0837 West, latitude -27.4303 South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 270 km NE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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