A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, West of Macquarie Island (0 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 140.3406 East, latitude -53.4954 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/12/18 / 2018-12-21 17:51:07 / December 21, 2018 @ 5:51 pm. Id of earthquake: us2000j214. Event ids that are associated: us2000j214. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:51:07 / 2:51 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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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