A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 163 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand (101 miles). Exact location, longitude 179.6263° East, latitude -37.9298° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/03/21 / 2021-03-07 22:37:58 / March 7, 2021 @ 10:37 pm. Event id: us7000dgyr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dgyr. The temblor was detected at 22:37:58 / 10:37 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 163 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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