A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes South of the Kermadec Islands (0 miles) on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/08/18 / 2018-08-23 20:43:03 / August 23, 2018 @ 8:43 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h62s. Id of event: us2000h62s. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:43:03 / 8:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.2669 West, latitude -34.5018 South, depth = 35 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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