A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported Santa Cruz Islands (0 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 205.72 km (128 miles). Event id: us6000c75c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c75c. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:34:49 / 7:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.0426 East, latitude -12.476 South, depth = 205.72 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/10/20 / 2020-10-09 19:34:49 / October 9, 2020 @ 7:34 pm.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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