A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, Tonga (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 276.61 km (172 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/07/20 / 2020-07-28 20:52:17 / July 28, 2020 @ 8:52 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -174.722 West, latitude -15.5744 South, depth = 276.61 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 20:52:17 / 8:52 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000b8sh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b8sh.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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