A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 169 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (105 miles) on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude 179.478 East, latitude -37.6653 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 17:17:25 / 5:17 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006sp6. Unique identifier: us10006sp6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 05:17:25 / September 26, 2016 @ 5:17 am.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seventy-one and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 169 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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