A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 180 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga (112 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 04:19:41 / May 23, 2020 @ 4:19 am. The temblor was picked up at 17:19:41 / 5:19 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70009nyt. Event ids that are associated: us70009nyt. Exact location, longitude -172.3488° West, latitude -19.1411° South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-six 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 180 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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