A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 226 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (140 miles). The temblor was reported at 15:51:37 / 3:51 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000dgjd. Event ids that are associated: us7000dgjd. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/03/21 / 2021-03-06 15:51:37 / March 6, 2021 @ 3:51 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.8735 West, latitude -37.4902 South, depth = 10 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days fourty-two 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 226 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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