A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 45 km NNE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (28 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 98.3 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/12/17 / 2017-12-03 15:26:48 / December 3, 2017 @ 3:26 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -178.7345 West, latitude -31.0448 South, depth = 98.3 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:26:48 / 3:26 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c239. Id of event: us2000c239.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 45 km NNE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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