A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 200 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (124 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:08:39 / 12:08 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006kh2. Unique identifier: us10006kh2. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 00:08:39 / September 2, 2016 @ 12:08 am. Exact location, longitude 179.0802° East, latitude -36.974° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-three, in the last 10 days sixty-four, in the past 30 days sixty-four and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 200 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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