A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 185 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (115 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 18:00:14 / September 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 06:00:14 / 6:00 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jev. Id of event: us10006jev. Exact location of event, longitude 179.3734 East, latitude -37.3849 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eleven 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 185 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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