A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 17:44:15 / 5:44 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000dg4c. Unique identifier: us7000dg4c. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.986 East, latitude -37.7231 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/03/21 / 2021-03-05 17:44:15 / March 5, 2021 @ 5:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
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