A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 98 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga (61 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 02:14:54 / February 26, 2020 @ 2:14 am. Event id: us600089hk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600089hk. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:14:54 / 2:14 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.5705 West, latitude -15.0813 South, depth = 10 km.
Each 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 five and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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