A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 206 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (128 miles) on Friday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:52:56 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 23:52:56 / September 1, 2016 @ 11:52 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10006k3g. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006k3g. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.591 East, latitude -37.275 South, depth = 10 km.
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-five, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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