A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 198 km E of Neiafu, Tonga (123 miles) on Sunday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:50:33 / 5:50 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us60006s10. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006s10. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.1112 West, latitude -18.4578 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/12/19 / 2019-12-16 04:50:33 / December 16, 2019 @ 4:50 am 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-five 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 198 km E of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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