A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 128 km NE of Maketu, New Zealand (80 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/08/20 / 2020-08-30 13:26:47 / August 30, 2020 @ 1:26 pm. The temblor was picked up at 13:26:47 / 1:26 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 177.2948 East, latitude -36.8243 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us7000bf19. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bf19.
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 four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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