A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Gisborne in New Zealand. The temblor was reported at 11:58:01 / 11:58 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.66 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 23:58:01 / December 9, 2019 @ 11:58 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 178.0053° East, latitude -38.9675° South, depth = 24.66 km. Unique identifier: us60006pm8. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006pm8.
The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gisborne.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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. 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: 34 km S of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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