A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 296 km ESE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (184 miles). The temblor was detected at 00:51:36 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -175.9897 West, latitude -32.4223 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/03/19 / 2019-03-08 12:51:36 / March 8, 2019 @ 12:51 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000jccb. Event ids that are associated: us1000jccb. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 296 km ESE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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