A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 196 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (122 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 179.4854° East, -37.3239° South. Id of earthquake: us10006kj3. Event ids that are associated: us10006kj3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 00:20:58 / September 2, 2016 @ 12:20 am UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:20:58 / 12:20 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-nine, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days seventy and in the last 365 days seventy-two 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 196 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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