A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 170 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (106 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:48:50 / 7:48 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 179.3168° East, -37.516° South, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006jfq. Unique identifier: us10006jfq. Global time and date of event 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 19:48:50 / September 1, 2016 @ 7:48 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 fifteen 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 170 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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