A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 274 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga (170 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 564.34 km (351 miles). Exact location of event, depth 564.34 km, -177.6316° West, -20.1731° South. The temblor was reported at 04:07:20 / 4:07 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000a1nk. Event ids that are associated: us6000a1nk. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/05/20 / 2020-05-21 04:07:20 / May 21, 2020 @ 4:07 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 274 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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