A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 273 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand (170 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:21:55 / 2:21 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000dfgb. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000dfgb. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -179.1588° West, -37.6337° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/03/21 / 2021-03-04 14:21:55 / March 4, 2021 @ 2:21 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 273 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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