A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 108 km NW of Hihifo, Tonga (67 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -174.363° West, -15.1456° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/08/20 / 2020-08-24 16:34:09 / August 24, 2020 @ 4:34 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:34:09 / 4:34 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000becd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000becd.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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