A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 115 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (71 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us6000bene. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bene. Exact location, longitude -173.1063° West, latitude -15.1532° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:36:39 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/08/20 / 2020-08-09 11:36:39 / August 9, 2020 @ 11:36 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 115 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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