A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 188 km W of Alofi, Niue (117 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -171.6991 West, latitude -18.9217 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bnem. Unique identifier: us2000bnem. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:44:01 / 7:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/11/17 / 2017-11-14 18:44:01 / November 14, 2017 @ 6:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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