A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Gisborne in New Zealand on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ivz. Id of event: us10008ivz. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.65 km (18 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/04/17 / 2017-04-19 03:08:39 / April 19, 2017 @ 3:08 am. Exact location of event, longitude 177.8798 East, latitude -38.7039 South, depth = 28.65 km. The temblor was reported at 15:08:39 / 3:08 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 12 km (8 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gisborne.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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