A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 171 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (106 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:49:07 / 12:49 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/09/16 / 2016-09-10 12:49:07 / September 10, 2016 @ 12:49 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10006nl4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006nl4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 179.3925 East, latitude -37.5649 South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 171 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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