A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported Off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004ei9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ei9. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.869 East, latitude -35.3981 South, depth = 23.27 km. Global time and date of event 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 01:23:58 / January 9, 2016 @ 1:23 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 23.27 km (14 miles). The temblor was detected at 13:23:58 / 1:23 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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