A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 220 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (137 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40.86 km (25 miles). Global time and date of event 14/03/20 / 2020-03-14 10:05:15 / March 14, 2020 @ 10:05 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 178.8559° East, -36.5492° South, depth 40.86 km. The temblor was reported at 22:05:15 / 10:05 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us60008hpv. Event ids that are associated: us60008hpv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 220 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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