A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, South of the Kermadec Islands (0 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:36:43 / 8:36 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/11/16 / 2016-11-08 08:36:43 / November 8, 2016 @ 8:36 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -179.0831° West, -34.5685° South, depth 35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us100078a1. Unique identifier: us100078a1.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: South of the Kermadec Islands.
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