A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 143 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (89 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:40:23 / 4:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.9145 West, latitude -14.9753 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us7000asgx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000asgx. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/07/20 / 2020-07-14 04:40:23 / July 14, 2020 @ 4:40 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 143 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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