A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from `Ohonua in Tonga. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/10/19 / 2019-10-10 22:40:14 / October 10, 2019 @ 10:40 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005vh6. Unique identifier: us70005vh6. The temblor was detected at 10:40:14 / 10:40 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -174.1979° West, -21.061° South.
The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was ‘Ohonua. Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 83 km ENE of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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