A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Gisborne in New Zealand. Id of earthquake: us7000djdq. Event ids that are associated: us7000djdq. Exact location of earthquake, 178.1169° East, -39.008° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/03/21 / 2021-03-15 01:12:24 / March 15, 2021 @ 1:12 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:12:24 / 1:12 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gisborne (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km SSE of Gisborne, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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