A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 162 km ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (101 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:18:55 / 3:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -176.4514° West, -30.015° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 15:18:55 / May 15, 2020 @ 3:18 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009gux. Id of event: us70009gux.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 162 km ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.
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