A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Gisborne in New Zealand on Tuesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:43:54 / 3:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 177.9982 East, latitude -38.5696 South, depth = 78.16 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78.16 km (49 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/01/21 / 2021-01-05 03:43:54 / January 5, 2021 @ 3:43 am. Event id: us6000d5np. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d5np. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Event epicenter was 9 km (6 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gisborne.
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 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 9 km N of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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