A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 178.5237 East, latitude -35.2212 South, depth = 191.94 km. Global time and date of event 24/09/20 / 2020-09-24 03:04:52 / September 24, 2020 @ 3:04 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:04:52 / 3:04 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000c0dy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c0dy. The epicenter was at a depth of 191.94 km (119 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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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