A major earthquake magnitude 7.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 238 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand (148 miles). The temblor was picked up at 13:27:35 / 1:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -179.5° West, -37.8° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/03/21 / 2021-03-04 13:27:35 / March 4, 2021 @ 1:27 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: at00qpg5dz. Event ids that are associated: at00qpg5dz, pt21063000. A tsunami warning has been issued near Gisborne in New Zealand (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 238 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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