A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 264 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga (164 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 495.22 km (308 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -177.6968 West, latitude -20.6263 South, depth = 495.22 km. The temblor was reported at 21:19:20 / 9:19 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000bdrx. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bdrx. Global time and date of event 21/08/20 / 2020-08-21 21:19:20 / August 21, 2020 @ 9:19 pm UTC/GMT.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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