A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 161 km NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand (100 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 02:12:54 / September 3, 2016 @ 2:12 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.36 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.9406 East, latitude -37.4017 South, depth = 20.36 km. Id of earthquake: us10006jus. Event ids that are associated: us10006jus. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:12:54 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 161 km NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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