A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 95 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (59 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:23:17 / 6:23 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70009p0u. Event ids that are associated: us70009p0u. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 06:23:17 / May 23, 2020 @ 6:23 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 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). Exact location of earthquake, -173.1881° West, -15.2816° South, depth 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-one 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 quakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 95 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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