A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported West of Macquarie Island (0 miles) on Wednesday. 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). Exact location of event, longitude 147.8748 East, latitude -55.2511 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/16 / 2016-03-16 09:45:57 / March 16, 2016 @ 9:45 am UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:45:57 / 7:45 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20005ass. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005ass.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: West of Macquarie Island. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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