A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 209 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand (130 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -179.8765° West, -37.7763° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/03/21 / 2021-03-04 21:04:00 / March 4, 2021 @ 9:04 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:04:00 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us7000dfmt. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000dfmt.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 209 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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