A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 163 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (101 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 06:34:50 / 6:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 179.5552° East, -37.8406° South. Event id: us7000dgsa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dgsa. Global time and date of event 07/03/21 / 2021-03-07 06:34:50 / March 7, 2021 @ 6:34 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 twenty-seven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 163 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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