A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes Macquarie Island region (0 miles) on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us6000d1va. Event ids that are associated: us6000d1va. The temblor was picked up at 16:40:55 / 4:40 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 16:40:55 / December 17, 2020 @ 4:40 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 159.3424 East, latitude -54.0414 South, depth = 3.6 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.6 km (2 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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