A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 191 km NW of Hihifo, Tonga (119 miles) on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 44.16 km, -175.1298° West, -14.7994° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 20/07/20 / 2020-07-20 23:58:41 / July 20, 2020 @ 11:58 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us7000as2h. Event ids that are associated: us7000as2h. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 44.16 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 23:58:41 / 11:58 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 191 km NW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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