A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 203 km ENE of Neiafu, Tonga (126 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:16:25 / 5:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -172.1945° West, -17.9802° South. Event id: us70005mjj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005mjj. Global time and date of event 20/09/19 / 2019-09-20 16:16:25 / September 20, 2019 @ 4:16 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 203 km ENE of Neiafu, Tonga.
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