A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 220 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (137 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000dhqt. Event ids that are associated: us7000dhqt. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:28:33 / 6:28 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 179.5994° East, -37.1219° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/03/21 / 2021-03-04 18:28:33 / March 4, 2021 @ 6:28 pm.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-six, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. 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: 220 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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