A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported Kermadec Islands region (0 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.66 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d67n. Unique identifier: us6000d67n. Global time and date of event 06/01/21 / 2021-01-06 18:18:38 / January 6, 2021 @ 6:18 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:18:38 / 6:18 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.7109 West, latitude -28.5627 South, depth = 42.66 km.
Each 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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