A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 118 km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (73 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/05/18 / 2018-05-18 02:47:45 / May 18, 2018 @ 2:47 am. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:47:45 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -177.5575° West, latitude -30.2918° South, depth = 35 km. Event id: us1000e7rn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e7rn.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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: 118 km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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