A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:55:14 / 6:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.48 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 06:55:14 / May 15, 2020 @ 6:55 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009n5w. Id of event: us70009n5w. Exact location of event, longitude -174.275 West, latitude -18.8967 South, depth = 18.48 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu. Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 41 km (26 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 41 km SW of Neiafu, Tonga.
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