5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes New Zealand

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 179 km SSW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (111 miles). The temblor was detected at 07:15:20 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 28.58 km (18 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a3ry. Id of event: us2000a3ry. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 19:15:20 / August 2, 2017 @ 7:15 pm. Exact location of event, depth 28.58 km, -179.3248° West, -33.0139° South.

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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/08/02/moderate-earthquake-m5-3-quake-has-struck-near-lesperance-rock-in-new-zealand/

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