A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 166 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (103 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:08:23 / 4:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 179.3732 East, latitude -37.6146 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 04:08:23 / September 5, 2016 @ 4:08 am. Id of earthquake: us10006n2l. Event ids that are associated: us10006n2l.
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 ten, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 166 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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