A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 80 km SW of Raoul Island, New Zealand (50 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -178.5187° West, -29.7521° South, depth 10 km. Event id: us60006szl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006szl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:56:44 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 01:56:44 / December 18, 2019 @ 1:56 am.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 two and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 80 km SW of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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