A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 108 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (67 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 06:20:15 / September 23, 2016 @ 6:20 am. Exact location of event, longitude 178.7376 East, latitude -37.8707 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 18:20:15 / 6:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006rwf. Unique identifier: us10006rwf.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 108 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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