A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 225 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga (140 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/04/20 / 2020-04-16 16:48:51 / April 16, 2020 @ 4:48 pm. The temblor was reported at 05:48:51 / 5:48 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 42.33 km (26 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us60009apd. Unique identifier: us60009apd. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.0766 West, latitude -17.1907 South, depth = 42.33 km.
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 thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 225 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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