A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 218 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand (135 miles) on Sunday. Unique identifier: us20004ypd. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004ypd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -179.7137° West, -37.8618° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 09:32:07 / February 8, 2016 @ 9:32 am. The temblor was detected at 21:32:07 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter).
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 two 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 218 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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