5.4 Magnitude earthquake rattles Opotiki, New Zealand
Posted by te2ataria on January 23, 2017
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Earthquake strikes 42km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand –USGS
The quake was centered at 37.940°S , 177.730°E [Bay of Plenty] and struck at a depth of 54.1km, according to USGS.
[The quake was downplayed by Geonet, which reported it as ‘moderate’ measuring 5.0 magnitude.]
Other News in Drips…
Water thefts reported in north Auckland
Desperately dry weather is bringing out the best – and worst – in residents in north Auckland.
Posts on social media have highlighted the dark side of dry communities, with water reportedly stolen from home and business water tanks.
A Mangawhai Police spokesperson says there have been no official reports, but a resident did make an informal complaint.
Filling up with 10,000 litres before going away for the weekend, the resident returned to find an empty tank, but filed no official report with police.
One dead and another missing after inflatable boat flips off Kapiti Coast
Vanished into Thin Air: Family of missing Auckland woman Patricia Wearn release statement
Wearn went missing a week ago in Torbay and police said today that there was little chance she would be found alive.
- Shop owner discovers body along Nelson waterfront
- Body recovered from Otaki River
- Search for young person swept away at Waiwhakaiho River in New Plymouth
- Hitch-hiker beats man senseless steals his car near Hawke’s Bay town of Wairoa
Where were the cops…?