A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 136 km NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand (85 miles) on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.16 km (20 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 178.8068 East, latitude -37.595 South, depth = 32.16 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 07:53:06 / February 20, 2017 @ 7:53 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 19:53:06 / 7:53 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008kvk. Unique identifier: us20008kvk.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 136 km NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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