A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 133 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga (83 miles) on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 16:17:58 / 4:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.6947 West, latitude -17.6535 South, depth = 156.04 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 156.04 km (97 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 04:17:58 / December 21, 2019 @ 4:17 am. Unique identifier: us70006pc0. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006pc0.
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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 133 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga.
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