A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 193 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (120 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.37 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 178.9669 East, latitude -36.9647 South, depth = 11.37 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:43:08 / 9:43 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10006mj6. Event ids that are associated: us10006mj6. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/09/16 / 2016-09-06 21:43:08 / September 6, 2016 @ 9:43 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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