A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 209 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (130 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 179.4704 East, latitude -37.1654 South, depth = 13.61 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:18:08 / 8:18 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jl3. Id of event: us10006jl3. Global time and date of event 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 08:18:08 / September 2, 2016 @ 8:18 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.61 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 209 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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