6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Macquarie Island In Australia

Earthquake location -54.576S, 158.637W

A earthquake with magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 22 km WSW of Macquarie Island, Australia (14 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:46:21 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Macquarie Island in Australia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 158.637° East, -54.576° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/09/16 / 2016-09-08 21:46:21 / September 8, 2016 @ 9:46 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pt16252050. Unique identifier: pt16252050.

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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/09/08/strong-earthquake-6-7-mag-has-occurred-near-macquarie-island-in-australia/

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