A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 139 km NE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (86 miles) on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/05/19 / 2019-05-15 14:09:00 / May 15, 2019 @ 2:09 pm. Unique identifier: us70003lj3. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003lj3. Exact location of event, longitude -176.7205 West, latitude -28.5516 South, depth = 35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:09:00 / 2:09 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 139 km NE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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