A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 150 km NW of Havelu, Tonga (93 miles). The temblor was reported at 07:46:08 / 7:46 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000jnbk. Event ids that are associated: us2000jnbk. Exact location of event, longitude -176.3854 West, latitude -20.3432 South, depth = 229.46 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/02/19 / 2019-02-06 19:46:08 / February 6, 2019 @ 7:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 229.46 km (143 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 150 km NW of Havelu, Tonga.
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