A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 115 km NE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (71 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 18:02:28 / March 9, 2018 @ 6:02 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000d2eq. Event ids that are associated: us1000d2eq. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -178.1044° West, -30.6476° South. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:02:28 / 6:02 am (local time epicenter).
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 115 km NE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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