A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 155 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga (96 miles). The temblor was picked up at 07:29:52 / 7:29 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 19:29:52 / January 28, 2020 @ 7:29 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007k4s. Unique identifier: us70007k4s. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -175.0678° West, latitude -17.7076° South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 155 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga.
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