A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, South of the Kermadec Islands (0 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 102 km (63 miles). Unique identifier: us10007v7s. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007v7s. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 178.7802 East, latitude -33.9181 South, depth = 102 km. Global time and date of event 07/01/17 / 2017-01-07 09:58:17 / January 7, 2017 @ 9:58 am UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:58:17 / 9:58 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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