A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 242 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (150 miles) on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006k3k. Id of event: us10006k3k. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 21:14:38 / September 1, 2016 @ 9:14 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:14:38 / 9:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -179.9966° West, latitude -37.1514° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 242 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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