A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, Kermadec Islands, New Zealand (0 miles). Global time and date of event 24/08/20 / 2020-08-24 23:55:30 / August 24, 2020 @ 11:55 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -177.1673 West, latitude -30.1045 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us7000becn. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000becn. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:55:30 / 11:55 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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