A earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 256 km W of Auckland Island, New Zealand (159 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 01:43:30 / September 20, 2017 @ 1:43 am. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 162.5497° East, latitude -50.371° South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000arel. Event ids that are associated: us2000arel. The temblor was picked up at 12:43:30 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter).
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 was reported nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.
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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: 256 km W of Auckland Island, New Zealand.
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