A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 123 km NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand (76 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 178.6588 East, latitude -37.666 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 05:56:29 / September 23, 2016 @ 5:56 am UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:56:29 / 5:56 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: us10006rvv. Unique identifier: us10006rvv.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, 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 in the same area.
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