A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 148 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (92 miles) on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 13.48 km (8 miles). Exact location of event, depth 13.48 km, 179.0968° East, -37.6355° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:06:08 / 8:06 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 20:06:08 / September 1, 2016 @ 8:06 pm. Event id: us10006jfz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jfz.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 148 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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