A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 81 km N of Macquarie Island, Australia (50 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.2 km (5 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/04/17 / 2017-04-08 01:19:39 / April 8, 2017 @ 1:19 am. Event id: us10008fqr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008fqr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:19:39 / 12:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 159.1685° East, -53.7635° South, depth 8.2 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 81 km N of Macquarie Island, Australia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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