A earthquake magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 61 km SW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (38 miles). The 6.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:19:02 / 4:19 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/09/18 / 2018-09-10 04:19:02 / September 10, 2018 @ 4:19 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 111.05 km (69 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -179.3335 West, latitude -31.8419 South, depth = 111.05 km. Id of earthquake: us2000hbpv. Event ids that are associated: at00petnzn, us2000hbpv, pt18253000. A tsunami warning has been issued near L’Esperance Rock in New Zealand (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year.