A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles) on Wednesday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:16:51 / 6:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/08/17 / 2017-08-09 18:16:51 / August 9, 2017 @ 6:16 pm. Event id: us2000a83e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a83e. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 177.3531 East, latitude -36.5269 South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
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