A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 187 km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand (116 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 17:36:00 / September 1, 2016 @ 5:36 pm. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:36:00 / 5:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 179.0771° East, latitude -37.1775° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10006jdx. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006jdx. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 187 km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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