A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes west of Macquarie Island (0 miles) on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dh36. Id of event: us6000dh36. Exact location of event, longitude 140.085 East, latitude -52.6648 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:02:06 / 6:02 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 06:02:06 / February 8, 2021 @ 6:02 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: west of Macquarie Island.
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