A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported West of Macquarie Island (0 miles) on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 08:36:25 / November 21, 2016 @ 8:36 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us10007b3h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007b3h. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.7545 East, latitude -53.7507 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:36:25 / 5:36 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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. 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: West of Macquarie Island.
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