A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 170 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (106 miles). Exact location of event, depth 15.38 km, 179.2693° East, -37.491° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 00:30:11 / September 2, 2016 @ 12:30 am. Event id: us10006jih. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jih. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.38 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:30:11 / 12:30 pm (local time epicenter).
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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 170 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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