A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 206 km E of Neiafu, Tonga (128 miles) on Saturday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:26:35 / 5:26 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005w62. Id of event: us70005w62. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/10/19 / 2019-10-20 04:26:35 / October 20, 2019 @ 4:26 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -172.0278° West, -18.5867° South, depth 10 km.
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 seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 206 km E of Neiafu, Tonga.
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