A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 198 km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand (123 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.24 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 179.1544 East, latitude -37.0876 South, depth = 11.24 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/16 / 2016-09-08 21:23:09 / September 8, 2016 @ 9:23 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10006pqz. Event ids that are associated: us10006pqz. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:23:09 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seventy-five, in the past 30 days seventy-five and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 198 km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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