A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes Kermadec Islands, New Zealand (0 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 85.29 km, -177.9606° West, -29.7142° South. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:35:02 / 4:35 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 85.29 km (53 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/12/20 / 2020-12-09 04:35:02 / December 9, 2020 @ 4:35 am. Event id: us7000cqzl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cqzl.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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