A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 196 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (122 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006jdb. Unique identifier: us10006jdb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 17:08:03 / September 1, 2016 @ 5:08 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 179.2828° East, latitude -37.1965° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 05:08:03 / 5:08 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 196 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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