A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 112 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga (70 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:32:04 / 7:32 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/07/20 / 2020-07-28 19:32:04 / July 28, 2020 @ 7:32 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 135 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b8sf. Id of event: us6000b8sf. Exact location of event, depth 135 km, -174.0033° West, -16.9537° South.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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 SSW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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