A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 260 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (162 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 14:08:55 / 2:08 pm (local time epicenter). 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: us600079al. Id of event: us600079al. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/01/20 / 2020-01-05 02:08:55 / January 5, 2020 @ 2:08 am. Exact location of earthquake, -179.7891° West, -37.0834° South, depth 35 km.
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 260 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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