A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 178 km ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (111 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 14:07:40 / 2:07 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 02:07:40 / January 18, 2020 @ 2:07 am. Event id: us600079pc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600079pc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -176.1014 West, latitude -29.62 South, depth = 10 km.
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 eight 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 178 km ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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