A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 168 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (104 miles) on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/09/17 / 2017-09-30 06:34:36 / September 30, 2017 @ 6:34 am. Exact location of event, longitude 178.7893 East, latitude -37.146 South, depth = 51.02 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 18:34:36 / 6:34 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 51.02 km (32 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ax3z. Unique identifier: us2000ax3z.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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