A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 279 km E of Ohonua, Tonga (173 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/05/20 / 2020-05-22 16:25:28 / May 22, 2020 @ 4:25 pm. The temblor was reported at 16:25:28 / 4:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000a1ta. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000a1ta. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.34 km (9 miles). Exact location of event, depth 14.34 km, -172.2677° West, -21.6356° South.
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 one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 279 km E of Ohonua, Tonga.
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