A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 229 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (142 miles) on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 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 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:13:22 / 6:13 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006mrl. Unique identifier: us10006mrl. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/09/16 / 2016-09-04 18:13:22 / September 4, 2016 @ 6:13 pm. Exact location, longitude 179.8809° East, latitude -37.2154° 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 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days sixty, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 229 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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