A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 19 km SSW of Macquarie Island, Australia (12 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009dba. Id of event: us70009dba. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:18:39 / 12:18 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 158.799 East, latitude -54.6389 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/05/20 / 2020-05-09 13:18:39 / May 9, 2020 @ 1:18 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 19 km SSW of Macquarie Island, Australia.
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