A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 114 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga (71 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 268.69 km (167 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/03/20 / 2020-03-04 13:47:47 / March 4, 2020 @ 1:47 pm. The temblor was picked up at 01:47:47 / 1:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -174.7697° West, latitude -16.2763° South, depth = 268.69 km. Unique identifier: us60008ck0. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008ck0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 114 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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