A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 202 km E of Neiafu, Tonga (126 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/01/20 / 2020-01-01 22:49:47 / January 1, 2020 @ 10:49 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:49:47 / 11:49 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us700070tk. Ids that are associated to the event: us700070tk. Exact location of event, longitude -172.0708 West, latitude -18.5072 South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 202 km E of Neiafu, Tonga.
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