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Strong earthquake 6.9 mag, 178 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand

Earthquake location -37.596S, 179.5435WA earthquake magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) strikes 178 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (111 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 6.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:27:35 / 1:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/03/21 / 2021-03-04 13:27:35 / March 4, 2021 @ 1:27 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.5435 East, latitude -37.596 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us7000dffl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00qpg5dz, us7000dffl, pt21063000. A tsunami warning has been issued near Gisborne in New Zealand (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 178 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.5435° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.596° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 178 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-03-04 13:27:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-04 13:56:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 37 The total number of felt reports
CDI 7.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.92 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 759 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,us,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.983 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 23 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000dffl Id of event.
Event Code 7000dffl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00qpg5dz,us7000dffl,pt21063000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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