A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 193 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (120 miles). The temblor was picked up at 14:57:24 / 2:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 02:57:24 / September 2, 2016 @ 2:57 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 179.2929° East, -37.2366° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jjc. Id of event: us10006jjc. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 193 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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