A earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 214 km NW of Auckland Island, New Zealand (133 miles). The 6.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:59:59 / 5:59 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Auckland Island in New Zealand (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/07/17 / 2017-07-11 06:59:59 / July 11, 2017 @ 6:59 am. Event id: at00oswzfz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17192000, at00oswzfz. Exact location of earthquake, 163.8° East, -49.5° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 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. 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: 214 km NW of Auckland Island, New Zealand.
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