A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 688 km SSW of Ohonua, Tonga (428 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 06:45:02 / 6:45 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/05/20 / 2020-05-03 06:45:02 / May 3, 2020 @ 6:45 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -176.5357° West, -27.3812° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us70009cf6. Unique identifier: us70009cf6. 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 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 688 km SSW of Ohonua, Tonga.
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