5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Detected Near Raoul Island, New Zealand

Earthquake location -29.9315S, -176.29W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 172 km ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (107 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -176.29° West, -29.9315° South, depth 10 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:54:20 / 4:54 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 10/01/19 / 2019-01-10 04:54:20 / January 10, 2019 @ 4:54 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000j2cz. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j2cz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2019/01/10/moderate-earthquake-5-2-mag-was-detected-near-raoul-island-in-new-zealand-4/

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