A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 158 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga (98 miles) on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000b2qi. Unique identifier: us6000b2qi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 18:54:04 / 6:54 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 233.04 km (145 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.0433 West, latitude -17.6332 South, depth = 233.04 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 18:54:04 / July 16, 2020 @ 6:54 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 158 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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