A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Havelu in Tonga. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 92.38 km (57 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/05/20 / 2020-05-13 04:14:28 / May 13, 2020 @ 4:14 am. Unique identifier: us70009f5u. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009f5u. Exact location of earthquake, -176.1082° West, -21.4474° South, depth 92.38 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:14:28 / 4:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nuku‘alofa. Event epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 98 km WSW of Havelu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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