A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 154 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (96 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 22.42 km (14 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jir. Id of event: us10006jir. The temblor was detected at 12:36:49 / 12:36 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 00:36:49 / September 2, 2016 @ 12:36 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 179.0292 East, latitude -37.5233 South, depth = 22.42 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 154 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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