A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported south of Tonga (0 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000bh5r. Event ids that are associated: us6000bh5r. Exact location, longitude -175.4351° West, latitude -24.1011° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 23:31:40 / 11:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/08/20 / 2020-08-13 23:31:40 / August 13, 2020 @ 11:31 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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