A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 136 km N of Neiafu, Tonga (85 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -173.9706° West, -17.417° South, depth 50.02 km. Unique identifier: us70007u8g. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007u8g. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 20:48:14 / February 16, 2020 @ 8:48 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50.02 km (31 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:48:14 / 8:48 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 136 km N of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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