A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 231 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (144 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 179.9296 East, latitude -37.2363 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/03/21 / 2021-03-05 16:03:46 / March 5, 2021 @ 4:03 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000dih5. Unique identifier: us7000dih5. The temblor was reported at 16:03:46 / 4:03 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-nine, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 231 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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