A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported West of Macquarie Island (0 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 146.8226° East, -56.1528° South. The temblor was reported at 11:03:47 / 11:03 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 01:03:47 / March 8, 2020 @ 1:03 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us60008bv0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008bv0.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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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