A major earthquake with magnitude 7.1 (ml/mb) was reported 685 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (426 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.8305 West, latitude -33.2797 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 12:49:53 / 12:49 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000ae4n. Event ids that are associated: at00qc4gz1, pt20170001, us6000ae4n. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/06/20 / 2020-06-18 12:49:53 / June 18, 2020 @ 12:49 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Opotiki in New Zealand (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage.
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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: 685 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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