Mag 5 Strikes New Zealand

Earthquake location -29.4791S, -176.0116W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 184 km E of Raoul Island, New Zealand (114 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:31:58 / 2:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 19/10/18 / 2018-10-19 02:31:58 / October 19, 2018 @ 2:31 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -176.0116° West, -29.4791° South. Event id: us1000he8q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000he8q.

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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/10/19/moderate-earthquake-m5-quake-has-struck-near-raoul-island-in-new-zealand-7/

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