A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 57 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (35 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/05/18 / 2018-05-17 18:24:48 / May 17, 2018 @ 6:24 pm. Exact location, longitude -178.6079° West, latitude -31.8894° South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us1000e7f3. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000e7f3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:24:48 / 6:24 am (local time epicenter).
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. 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 fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 57 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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