A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 14:57:43 / September 8, 2020 @ 2:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:57:43 / 2:57 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000blvt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000blvt. The epicenter was at a depth of 187.04 km (116 miles). Exact location, longitude 178.4617° East, latitude -35.1685° South, depth = 187.04 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
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