A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported south of Tonga (0 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.3296 West, latitude -24.0553 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us6000behm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000behm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/08/20 / 2020-08-13 23:34:30 / August 13, 2020 @ 11:34 pm. The temblor was picked up at 23:34:30 / 11:34 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each 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.
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