A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 167 km NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand (104 miles) on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008rwc. Unique identifier: us10008rwc. Exact location, longitude 179.0296° East, latitude -37.3836° South, depth = 55.34 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.34 km (34 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/05/17 / 2017-05-12 15:32:27 / May 12, 2017 @ 3:32 pm. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:32:27 / 3:32 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 167 km NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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