A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 224 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand (139 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 06/03/21 / 2021-03-06 06:05:46 / March 6, 2021 @ 6:05 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -179.8154° West, latitude -37.6008° South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us7000dgd2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dgd2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 06:05:46 / 6:05 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 224 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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