A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 122 km NW of Hihifo, Tonga (76 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006t5b. Id of event: us60006t5b. Exact location, longitude -174.488° West, latitude -15.1036° South, depth = 175.71 km. Global time and date of event 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 11:32:58 / December 18, 2019 @ 11:32 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 23:32:58 / 11:32 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 175.71 km (109 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 122 km NW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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