A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 249 km W of Hihifo, Tonga (155 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:10:51 / 10:10 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us600087jr. Event ids that are associated: us600087jr. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 361.78 km (225 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/20 / 2020-03-01 22:10:51 / March 1, 2020 @ 10:10 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -176.074° West, -16.1125° South, depth 361.78 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 249 km W of Hihifo, Tonga.
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