Moderate 4.3 quake hits near Gisborne, Gisborne District, New Zealand
Sat, 6 Mar 2021, 13:3413:34 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Gisborne, Gisborne District, New Zealand, was reported only 13 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 21 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Sunday 7 March 2021 at 2:14 am local time. 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.
4.3 quake 7 Mar 2:14 am (GMT +13)
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 Ruatoria (pop. 900) located 26 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Opotiki (pop. 4,000) located 68 km from the epicenter, Gisborne (pop. 34,300) 88 km away, and Whakatane (pop. 18,600) 93 km away.
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ΈΝΙΩΣΑ ΑΥΤΌ ΤΟ ΣΕΙΣΜΌ
Ημερομηνία & time: 7 Mar 2021 2:14 am (GMT +13) local time (6 Mar 2021 13:14 GMT)
Βάθος: 21.0 km
Επίκεντρο γεωγραφικό πλάτος / γεωγραφικό μήκος: 37.86°S / 178.04°E (Gisborne District, Gisborne, New Zealand)
Κύρια πηγή δεδομένων: EMSC
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