A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 263 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand (163 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000dgic. Unique identifier: us7000dgic. 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 13:54:56 / March 6, 2021 @ 1:54 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.372 West, latitude -37.496 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:54:56 / 1:54 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 263 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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