A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 117 km ESE of `Ohonua, Tonga (73 miles) on Monday. Id of earthquake: us60008b4n. Event ids that are associated: us60008b4n. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:44:54 / 1:44 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -173.8388° West, latitude -21.5379° South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/20 / 2020-03-02 13:44:54 / March 2, 2020 @ 1:44 pm.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight 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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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. 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: 117 km ESE of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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