A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 172 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (107 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:40:27 / 10:40 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10006nnh. Event ids that are associated: us10006nnh. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.1806 East, latitude -37.4042 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/09/16 / 2016-09-09 22:40:27 / September 9, 2016 @ 10:40 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 eight, in the last 10 days eighty-six, in the past 30 days eighty-six and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 172 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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