A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 125 km NW of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga (78 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -176.0852 West, latitude -20.3665 South, depth = 180.98 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/09/20 / 2020-09-01 23:43:55 / September 1, 2020 @ 11:43 pm UTC/GMT. 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 180.98 km (112 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000bg8e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bg8e. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:43:55 / 11:43 pm (local time epicenter).
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. 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 125 km NW of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga.
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