A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 74 km S of Macquarie Island, Australia (46 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 158.9186° East, -55.1558° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/02/20 / 2020-02-07 21:37:11 / February 7, 2020 @ 9:37 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us70007q4l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007q4l. The temblor was detected at 08:37:11 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 74 km S of Macquarie Island, Australia.
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