A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Nuku‘alofa in Tonga on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -175.4704 West, latitude -20.7765 South, depth = 158.12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 158.12 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/08/20 / 2020-08-09 23:05:03 / August 9, 2020 @ 11:05 pm. The temblor was picked up at 23:05:03 / 11:05 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bens. Id of event: us6000bens.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was ‘Ohonua, Nuku‘alofa. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). The epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 48 km NW of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga.
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