A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 189 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (117 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:05:32 / 3:05 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/03/21 / 2021-03-06 03:05:32 / March 6, 2021 @ 3:05 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 179.8051° East, -37.7132° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000dgbe. Unique identifier: us7000dgbe.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 189 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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