A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 201 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand (125 miles) on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/21 / 2021-03-06 19:48:26 / March 6, 2021 @ 7:48 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -179.9872° West, -37.7617° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 19:48:26 / 7:48 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000dglb. Event ids that are associated: us7000dglb.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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