A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes south of the Kermadec Islands (0 miles) on Friday. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:19:38 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.2031 West, latitude -32.3516 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/03/21 / 2021-03-12 02:19:38 / March 12, 2021 @ 2:19 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000diaj. Id of event: us7000diaj.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: south of the Kermadec Islands.
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