A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 262 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (163 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:56:15 / 4:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 16:56:15 / March 18, 2020 @ 4:56 pm. Event id: us60008hxu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008hxu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 179.7419° East, -36.7319° South, depth 10 km.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 262 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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