A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 112 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (70 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b564. Id of event: us6000b564. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.21 West, latitude -15.1143 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:33:52 / 6:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/07/20 / 2020-07-21 18:33:52 / July 21, 2020 @ 6:33 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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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