A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes south of the Kermadec Islands (0 miles) on Thursday. 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 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:32:28 / 3:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -179.1497° West, -32.9162° South, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/06/20 / 2020-06-18 15:32:28 / June 18, 2020 @ 3:32 pm. Event id: us7000aaxw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000aaxw.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-eight, in the last 10 days fourty-eight, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: south of the Kermadec Islands.
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