A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 169 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (105 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.3484 East, latitude -37.5503 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/03/17 / 2017-03-07 11:03:34 / March 7, 2017 @ 11:03 am. Event id: us100087fn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100087fn. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 23:03:34 / 11:03 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 169 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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