A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 64 km NNE of Macquarie Island, Australia (40 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 159.4048° East, latitude -53.9694° South, depth = 10 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:04:18 / 2:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/18 / 2018-02-28 15:04:18 / February 28, 2018 @ 3:04 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000d25w. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d25w.
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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 64 km NNE of Macquarie Island, Australia.
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