A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported Macquarie Island region (0 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 159.3922 East, latitude -59.2972 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 00:13:40 / September 23, 2016 @ 12:13 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006rtf. Unique identifier: us10006rtf. The temblor was detected at 11:13:40 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter).
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 occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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