A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 156 km ENE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (97 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/07/19 / 2019-07-12 04:12:24 / July 12, 2019 @ 4:12 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70004is0. Id of event: us70004is0. Exact location of event, longitude -177.434 West, latitude -30.7978 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:12:24 / 4:12 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eighty and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 156 km ENE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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