A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles). Global time and date of event 16/09/20 / 2020-09-16 05:55:56 / September 16, 2020 @ 5:55 am UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:55:56 / 5:55 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.2171 East, latitude -37.8204 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us6000bzl5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bzl5.
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
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