A major earthquake magnitude 7.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 167 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (104 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:37:58 / 4:37 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10006jbi. Event ids that are associated: at00ocu3ja, pt16245050, us10006jbi. Exact location of earthquake, 179.182° East, -37.461° South, depth 30.71 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 16:37:58 / September 1, 2016 @ 4:37 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Gisborne in New Zealand (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30.71 km (19 miles).
Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 167 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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