A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 177 km E of Neiafu, Tonga (110 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:16:11 / 4:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -172.3247 West, latitude -18.9382 South, depth = 35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/07/20 / 2020-07-12 04:16:11 / July 12, 2020 @ 4:16 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000aqe7. Event ids that are associated: us7000aqe7.
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 three and in the last 365 days seventy 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: 177 km E of Neiafu, Tonga.
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