A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 115 km ENE of `Ohonua, Tonga (71 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.8681 West, latitude -21.0731 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us70008huy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008huy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/03/20 / 2020-03-28 15:11:39 / March 28, 2020 @ 3:11 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 03:11:39 / 3:11 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 115 km ENE of `Ohonua, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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