A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 193 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (120 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10006qjh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006qjh. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:06:03 / 12:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 178.994° East, latitude -36.9893° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/09/16 / 2016-09-18 00:06:03 / September 18, 2016 @ 12:06 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 193 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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