A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes South Pacific Ocean (0 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -117.9507 West, latitude -49.591 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 01:46:26 / January 9, 2016 @ 1:46 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10004eic. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004eic. The temblor was picked up at 17:46:26 / 5:46 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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