A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported South of Tonga (0 miles) on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009cfh. Id of event: us70009cfh. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.9965 West, latitude -25.2077 South, depth = 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/05/20 / 2020-05-03 16:01:27 / May 3, 2020 @ 4:01 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 04:01:27 / 4:01 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: South of Tonga.
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