A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 267 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand (166 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/03/21 / 2021-03-16 00:34:02 / March 16, 2021 @ 12:34 am. Id of earthquake: us7000djml. Event ids that are associated: us7000djml. Exact location of event, longitude -179.2304 West, latitude -37.6259 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly 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). The temblor was detected at 00:34:02 / 12:34 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days fourty-six 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 267 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand.
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