A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 216 km SSW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (134 miles) on Monday. Id of earthquake: us70007rk0. Event ids that are associated: us70007rk0. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 148.19 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:28:15 / 12:28 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 00:28:15 / February 17, 2020 @ 12:28 am. Exact location of event, depth 148.19 km, 179.9481° East, -33.1178° South.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 216 km SSW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
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