A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 173 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (107 miles) on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 21:43:09 / September 1, 2016 @ 9:43 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10006k37. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006k37. Exact location, longitude 179.3448° East, latitude -37.5064° South, depth = 10.89 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.89 km (7 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:43:09 / 9:43 am (local time epicenter).
Every 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 fourty-four, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 173 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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