A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 173 km SSE of `Ohonua, Tonga (107 miles). The temblor was reported at 01:16:09 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007u85. Id of event: us70007u85. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 13:16:09 / February 16, 2020 @ 1:16 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -174.3162° West, -22.787° South, depth 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 173 km SSE of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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