A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Gisborne in New Zealand on Friday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:04:29 / 5:04 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003qrl. Unique identifier: us10003qrl. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/10/15 / 2015-10-22 16:04:29 / October 22, 2015 @ 4:04 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 178.2735 East, latitude -38.4402 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gisborne (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 33 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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