A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 215 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (134 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/03/21 / 2021-03-06 00:52:00 / March 6, 2021 @ 12:52 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dg97. Id of event: us7000dg97. The temblor was picked up at 00:52:00 / 12:52 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.5758 East, latitude -37.1598 South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 215 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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