A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 193 km E of Neiafu, Tonga (120 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -172.1663° West, -18.436° South, depth 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/10/19 / 2019-10-20 08:05:36 / October 20, 2019 @ 8:05 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 21:05:36 / 9:05 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005w8y. Id of event: us70005w8y.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 193 km E of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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