A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 138 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga (86 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:44:31 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000afbq. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000afbq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -172.552° West, latitude -16.303° South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 20/06/20 / 2020-06-20 04:44:31 / June 20, 2020 @ 4:44 am UTC/GMT.
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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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