A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 96 km E of Hihifo, Tonga (60 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/03/20 / 2020-03-14 21:07:09 / March 14, 2020 @ 9:07 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008hq0. Id of event: us60008hq0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -172.8529 West, latitude -15.8652 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:07:09 / 9:07 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 96 km E of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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