A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 204 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (127 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 14:09:58 / September 2, 2016 @ 2:09 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006ki7. Id of event: us10006ki7. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.4053 East, latitude -37.1779 South, depth = 23.57 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.57 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:09:58 / 2:09 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 204 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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