A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Gisborne in New Zealand. Id of earthquake: us7000d3r2. Event ids that are associated: us7000d3r2. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:56:05 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 178.9506° East, -38.3387° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 16:56:05 / January 19, 2021 @ 4:56 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gisborne (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three 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.
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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. 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: 89 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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