A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 157 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (98 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -178.839 West, latitude -32.8503 South, depth = 35 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:11:05 / 2:11 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70003k6k. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003k6k. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/05/19 / 2019-05-13 02:11:05 / May 13, 2019 @ 2:11 am.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-seven 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.
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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. 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: 157 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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