A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 149 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga (93 miles) on Monday. Id of earthquake: us70006qif. Event ids that are associated: us70006qif. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 169.84 km (106 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -174.1491 West, latitude -17.2437 South, depth = 169.84 km. Global time and date of event 24/12/19 / 2019-12-24 11:49:34 / December 24, 2019 @ 11:49 am UTC/GMT. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:49:34 / 11:49 pm (local time epicenter). 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 149 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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