A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 179 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (111 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/09/16 / 2016-09-06 08:20:56 / September 6, 2016 @ 8:20 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10006mcp. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006mcp. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.31 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:20:56 / 8:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 178.9188 East, latitude -37.1176 South, depth = 37.31 km.
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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