A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 119 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga (74 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:52:03 / 4:52 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us7000ane6. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000ane6. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/07/20 / 2020-07-07 16:52:03 / July 7, 2020 @ 4:52 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.3561° West, -14.962° South.
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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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