A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 153 km SE of Neiafu, Tonga (95 miles). Exact location, longitude -172.905° West, latitude -19.5829° South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008gvl. Unique identifier: us70008gvl. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:03:40 / 7:03 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/20 / 2020-03-12 19:03:40 / March 12, 2020 @ 7:03 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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 five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 153 km SE of Neiafu, Tonga.
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