A major earthquake magnitude 7.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 145 kilometers (90 miles) from Gisborne in New Zealand. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 159 km (99 miles). The 7.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:37:57 / 4:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Gisborne in New Zealand (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 16:37:57 / September 1, 2016 @ 4:37 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: at00ocu3ja, pt16245050. Unique identifier: at00ocu3ja. Exact location of earthquake, 178.8° East, -37.5° South, depth 159 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gisborne (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 146 km (91 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop).
Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. Each year there are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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