A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 221 km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand (137 miles) on Thursday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:52:22 / 1:52 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/03/21 / 2021-03-04 13:52:22 / March 4, 2021 @ 1:52 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us7000dhqi. Event ids that are associated: us7000dhqi. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 179.4431° East, -36.9844° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 221 km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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