A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, west of Macquarie Island (0 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 143.9312 East, latitude -54.7438 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/02/21 / 2021-02-18 20:18:43 / February 18, 2021 @ 8:18 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000diqz. Unique identifier: us6000diqz. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 20:18:43 / 8:18 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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