A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 195 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (121 miles) on Friday. Exact location, longitude 179.038° East, latitude -37.0046° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10006jpi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jpi. The temblor was reported at 04:53:07 / 4:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 16:53:07 / September 1, 2016 @ 4:53 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 195 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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