5.4-magnitude quake hits 42km of Opotiki, New Zealand: USGS

By on January 23, 2017


 

5.4-magnitude quake hits 42km of Opotiki, New Zealand: USGS (Photo by Ulrich Lange, Dunedin, New Zealand (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0)
5.4-magnitude quake hits 42km of Opotiki, New Zealand: USGS (Photo by Ulrich Lange, Dunedin, New Zealand (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0)
NEW YORK—An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted 42 kilometers ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand at 21:00:15 GMT on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 54.14 km, was initially determined to be at 37.94 degrees south latitude and 177.73 degrees east longitude.