A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 213 km E of Hihifo, Tonga (132 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us70009n70. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009n70. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -171.8184 West, latitude -16.2385 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 19:40:41 / May 15, 2020 @ 7:40 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 19:40:41 / 7:40 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 213 km E of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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