A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 132 km E of Hihifo, Tonga (82 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007w8u. Unique identifier: us70007w8u. Global time and date of event 25/02/20 / 2020-02-25 03:04:42 / February 25, 2020 @ 3:04 am UTC/GMT. 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. Exact location of event, longitude -172.5213 West, latitude -16.0781 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:04:42 / 3:04 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 132 km E of Hihifo, Tonga.
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