A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 135 km NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand (84 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 16:30:15 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 04:30:15 / September 3, 2016 @ 4:30 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jvi. Id of event: us10006jvi. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.19 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 178.7072° East, latitude -37.5632° South, depth = 31.19 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 135 km NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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