A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 222 km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand (138 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:07:12 / 4:07 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/03/21 / 2021-03-06 04:07:12 / March 6, 2021 @ 4:07 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us7000dgc4. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000dgc4. Exact location of event, longitude 179.3925 East, latitude -36.9174 South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 fourteen, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 222 km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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