A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 232 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand (144 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:01:56 / 6:01 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000dgkd. Event ids that are associated: us7000dgkd. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/21 / 2021-03-06 18:01:56 / March 6, 2021 @ 6:01 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.7699 West, latitude -37.5106 South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 232 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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