A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, East of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 61.81 km (38 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hasz. Id of event: us2000hasz. Exact location of event, depth 61.81 km, -179.5114° West, -35.3744° South. Global time and date of event 08/09/18 / 2018-09-08 01:58:35 / September 8, 2018 @ 1:58 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 13:58:35 / 1:58 pm (local time epicenter).
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 two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: East of the North Island of New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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