A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 183 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (114 miles). Exact location of event, depth 16.16 km, 178.9781° East, -37.1332° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 16.16 km (10 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006n2z. Id of event: us10006n2z. Global time and date of event 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 16:51:48 / September 5, 2016 @ 4:51 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:51:48 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days eighty-four, in the past 30 days eighty-four and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 183 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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