A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 110 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga (68 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000besc. Event ids that are associated: us6000besc. Exact location of earthquake, -173.2427° West, -15.1145° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 14:19:57 / 2:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/08/20 / 2020-08-10 14:19:57 / August 10, 2020 @ 2:19 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 110 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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