A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was reported 125 km SW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (78 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -179.9844° West, -32.0764° South, depth 238.4 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 238.4 km (148 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000e7kx. Event ids that are associated: us1000e7kx. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/05/18 / 2018-05-17 21:43:10 / May 17, 2018 @ 9:43 pm. The temblor was detected at 09:43:10 / 9:43 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 125 km SW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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