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Moderate 4.7 quake hits near Napier City, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Thu, 4 Mar 2021, 19:53
19:53 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.7 quake 5 Mar 8:33 am (GMT +13)
4.7 quake 5 Mar 8:33 am (GMT +13)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred in the morning on Friday 5 March 2021 at 8:33 am local time near Napier City, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 6 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Tuai (pop. 280) located 27 km from the epicenter, Wairoa (pop. 4,300) 32 km away, Napier City (pop. 56,800) 53 km away, Taradale (pop. 16,600) 59 km away, and Hastings (pop. 61,700) 70 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Taupo (pop. 22,500) located 88 km from the epicenter, and Gisborne (pop. 34,300) 96 km away.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: 5 Mar 2021 8:33 am (GMT +13) local time (4 Mar 2021 19:33 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.02°S / 177°E (Wairoa District, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand)
Primary data source: EMSC

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