A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 143 km SSE of `Ohonua, Tonga (89 miles) on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us2000isyc. Event ids that are associated: us2000isyc. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -174.1922° West, latitude -22.42° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:12:13 / 5:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 17:12:13 / December 6, 2018 @ 5:12 pm UTC/GMT.
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 one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 143 km SSE of `Ohonua, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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