A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes south of the Kermadec Islands (0 miles) on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 20:49:15 / December 18, 2020 @ 8:49 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.836 West, latitude -32.6293 South, depth = 35 km. The temblor was reported at 20:49:15 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000cs9b. Event ids that are associated: us7000cs9b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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.
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