A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 144 km N of Neiafu, Tonga (89 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.0402 West, latitude -17.3425 South, depth = 120.7 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/20 / 2020-03-01 20:08:24 / March 1, 2020 @ 8:08 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 120.7 km (75 miles). Unique identifier: us60008b1n. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008b1n. The temblor was reported at 08:08:24 / 8:08 am (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 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 144 km N of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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