A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 232 km WSW of Haveluloto, Tonga (144 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 211.88 km, -177.3208° West, -21.862° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000bead. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bead. The temblor was reported at 02:00:47 / 2:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/08/20 / 2020-08-23 02:00:47 / August 23, 2020 @ 2:00 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 211.88 km (132 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 232 km WSW of Haveluloto, Tonga.
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