A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes south of the Kermadec Islands (0 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/09/20 / 2020-09-16 15:08:24 / September 16, 2020 @ 3:08 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -178.9194° West, -33.3051° South, depth 35 km. Id of earthquake: us7000bnxw. Event ids that are associated: us7000bnxw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 15:08:24 / 3:08 pm (local time epicenter).
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 one hundred and sixty 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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