A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 153 km NNE of Neiafu, Tonga (95 miles). 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000bgfv. Event ids that are associated: us7000bgfv. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.5086 West, latitude -17.3393 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 14:27:11 / 2:27 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 14:27:11 / August 27, 2020 @ 2:27 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 153 km NNE of Neiafu, Tonga.
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