A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 204 km NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand (127 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:54:05 / 11:54 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10006kj1. Event ids that are associated: us10006kj1. Global time and date of event 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 23:54:05 / September 2, 2016 @ 11:54 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 179.2736 East, latitude -37.1063 South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-four, in the last 10 days sixty-nine, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 204 km NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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