A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 255 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand (158 miles) on Monday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:32:25 / 12:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/03/21 / 2021-03-08 12:32:25 / March 8, 2021 @ 12:32 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -179.4675° West, -37.5191° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000dh35. Event ids that are associated: us7000dh35.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 255 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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