A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported Macquarie Island region (0 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 159.1949° East, -54.0095° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:12:38 / 6:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/08/20 / 2020-08-08 18:12:38 / August 8, 2020 @ 6:12 pm. Unique identifier: us6000bb6r. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bb6r.
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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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