A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 187 km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand (116 miles). Exact location, longitude 179.0459° East, latitude -37.1387° South, depth = 18.53 km. Event id: us10006jhk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jhk. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 21:19:06 / September 1, 2016 @ 9:19 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.53 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:19:06 / 9:19 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days sixteen 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 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 187 km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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