A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, Santa Cruz Islands (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 166.6365° East, latitude -12.1995° South, depth = 105.47 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105.47 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 07:07:43 / December 15, 2020 @ 7:07 am. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:07:43 / 7:07 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000cr71. Event ids that are associated: us7000cr71.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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