A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 186 km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand (116 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006jpd. Unique identifier: us10006jpd. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.075 East, latitude -37.1925 South, depth = 9.78 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:51:31 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.78 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 16:51:31 / September 1, 2016 @ 4:51 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 186 km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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