A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes south of Tonga (0 miles) on Friday. Id of earthquake: us6000bhmq. Event ids that are associated: us6000bhmq. Exact location, longitude -175.2232° West, latitude -24.1164° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:19:50 / 1:19 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/08/20 / 2020-08-14 01:19:50 / August 14, 2020 @ 1:19 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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