A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 159 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga (99 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/04/20 / 2020-04-11 20:25:47 / April 11, 2020 @ 8:25 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008yk1. Unique identifier: us70008yk1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:25:47 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -172.6796° West, latitude -19.3928° South, depth = 10 km.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. 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: 159 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga.
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