A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 134 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga (83 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -175.0792 West, latitude -18.0371 South, depth = 216.14 km. The temblor was detected at 17:11:57 / 5:11 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000bhaa. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bhaa. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 216.14 km (134 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/09/20 / 2020-09-03 17:11:57 / September 3, 2020 @ 5:11 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 134 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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