A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported south of the Kermadec Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 05:59:05 / September 12, 2020 @ 5:59 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:59:05 / 5:59 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000bmbb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bmbb. Exact location of event, longitude -179.8457 West, latitude -34.9496 South, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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