A major earthquake magnitude 7.8 (ml/mb) strikes Kermadec Islands, New Zealand (0 miles) on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/03/21 / 2021-03-04 19:28:30 / March 4, 2021 @ 7:28 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000dflf. Ids that are associated to the event: at00qpgm3n, us7000dflf. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:28:30 / 7:28 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -177.2237 West, latitude -29.7466 South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. Each year there are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: Kermadec Islands, New Zealand.
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