A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Gisborne in New Zealand. Global time and date of event 24/10/20 / 2020-10-24 11:06:42 / October 24, 2020 @ 11:06 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 80.83 km (50 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 177.8027° East, latitude -38.5361° South, depth = 80.83 km. Id of earthquake: us6000cckc. Event ids that are associated: us6000cckc. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:06:42 / 11:06 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Whakatane, Gisborne. Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 22 km (14 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop).
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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 21 km NW of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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