A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 140 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (87 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.35 km (10 miles). The temblor was reported at 19:27:24 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/07/20 / 2020-07-18 19:27:24 / July 18, 2020 @ 7:27 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.7274 West, latitude -15.2153 South, depth = 16.35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000b3dn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b3dn.
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 six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 140 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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