A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 283 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (176 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/05/20 / 2020-05-01 03:46:00 / May 1, 2020 @ 3:46 am. Exact location, longitude -177.0099° West, latitude -23.1308° South, depth = 118.94 km. Event id: us70009b48. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009b48. The epicenter was at a depth of 118.94 km (74 miles). The temblor was reported at 15:46:00 / 3:46 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 283 km SW of Vaini, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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