A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 119 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (74 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 178.0666° East, latitude -37.1346° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:13:31 / 2:13 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/03/21 / 2021-03-04 14:13:31 / March 4, 2021 @ 2:13 pm. Event id: us7000dhpw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dhpw.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 119 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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