A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 184 km NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand (114 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.59 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007e4m. Id of event: us20007e4m. The temblor was picked up at 12:04:30 / 12:04 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/10/16 / 2016-10-09 00:04:30 / October 9, 2016 @ 12:04 am. Exact location of event, depth 16.59 km, 179.1021° East, -37.2314° South.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 184 km NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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