A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Gisborne in New Zealand. Id of earthquake: us2000a6g8. Event ids that are associated: us2000a6g8. The temblor was picked up at 10:06:11 / 10:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 177.5724° East, latitude -38.6237° South, depth = 70.48 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 70.48 km (44 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/08/17 / 2017-08-05 22:06:11 / August 5, 2017 @ 10:06 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Whakatane, Gisborne.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km W of Gisborne, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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