A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 197 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (122 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, 179.8244° East, -37.6053° South, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dgaf. Id of event: us7000dgaf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 06/03/21 / 2021-03-06 01:39:33 / March 6, 2021 @ 1:39 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 01:39:33 / 1:39 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 197 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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