A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 218 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (135 miles) on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/12/19 / 2019-12-31 02:03:00 / December 31, 2019 @ 2:03 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:03:00 / 2:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -178.4265 West, latitude -33.3601 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006ssh. Id of event: us70006ssh.
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 fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 218 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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