A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, west of Macquarie Island (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:31:08 / 6:31 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70006xte. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006xte. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/12/19 / 2019-12-25 18:31:08 / December 25, 2019 @ 6:31 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 140.9822 East, latitude -54.0978 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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