A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 215 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (134 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 07:19:37 / September 2, 2016 @ 7:19 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 179.4675 East, latitude -37.0923 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us10006khs. Event ids that are associated: us10006khs. The temblor was reported at 19:19:37 / 7:19 pm (local time epicenter). 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 seventy-seven, in the last 10 days seventy-eight, in the past 30 days seventy-eight and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 215 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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