A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 124 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga (77 miles). Event id: us70007u87. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007u87. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 14:35:42 / February 16, 2020 @ 2:35 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -175.1426° West, -22.446° South. The temblor was picked up at 02:35:42 / 2:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-five 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 124 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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