A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, Kermadec Islands region (0 miles). The temblor was reported at 03:28:38 / 3:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 219.18 km (136 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 03:28:38 / October 18, 2020 @ 3:28 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c92z. Id of event: us6000c92z. Exact location, longitude -178.4505° West, latitude -28.8791° South, depth = 219.18 km.
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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight 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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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: Kermadec Islands region.
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