A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 136 km E of Hihifo, Tonga (85 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 01:42:09 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us60006pfx. Event ids that are associated: us60006pfx. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/11/19 / 2019-11-30 12:42:09 / November 30, 2019 @ 12:42 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -172.4714 West, latitude -15.9615 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 136 km E of Hihifo, Tonga.
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