A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 100 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga (62 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600089ap. Id of event: us600089ap. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/20 / 2020-02-25 03:58:59 / February 25, 2020 @ 3:58 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 15:58:59 / 3:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -172.8321° West, -16.1515° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-five 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 100 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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