A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 163 km NE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (101 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 58.07 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/09/18 / 2018-09-18 20:58:26 / September 18, 2018 @ 8:58 pm UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:58:26 / 8:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -176.9616° West, -28.0429° South, depth 58.07 km. Id of earthquake: us2000hgsw. Event ids that are associated: us2000hgsw.
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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 163 km NE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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