A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 202 km NE of Neiafu, Tonga (126 miles) on Tuesday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:02:51 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -172.4759° West, latitude -17.5217° South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/10/19 / 2019-10-22 13:02:51 / October 22, 2019 @ 1:02 pm. Id of earthquake: us700061mv. Event ids that are associated: us700061mv. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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: 202 km NE of Neiafu, Tonga.
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