A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Gisborne in New Zealand. The temblor was reported at 01:39:31 / 1:39 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23 km (14 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/09/17 / 2017-09-25 13:39:31 / September 25, 2017 @ 1:39 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 178.6657 East, latitude -38.3887 South, depth = 23 km. Id of earthquake: us2000aubt. Event ids that are associated: us2000aubt.
Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop). 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.
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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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