A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes south of the Kermadec Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/12/20 / 2020-12-19 17:38:23 / December 19, 2020 @ 5:38 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -178.4589 West, latitude -33.2227 South, depth = 5.62 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 5.62 km (3 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:38:23 / 5:38 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000d271. Event ids that are associated: us6000d271. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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