A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 81.88 km (51 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.4037 West, latitude -18.734 South, depth = 81.88 km. The temblor was reported at 22:56:02 / 10:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/08/20 / 2020-08-14 22:56:02 / August 14, 2020 @ 10:56 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bf2p. Unique identifier: us6000bf2p.
Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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