A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 112 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (70 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 04:58:38 / August 15, 2020 @ 4:58 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bf32. Id of event: us6000bf32. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.1375° West, -15.1576° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:58:38 / 4:58 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 112 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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