A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 237 km S of ‘Ohonua, Tonga (147 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:32:14 / 6:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -174.7147° West, -23.468° South, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bcmg. Unique identifier: us7000bcmg. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 18:32:14 / August 18, 2020 @ 6:32 pm. 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).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 237 km S of ‘Ohonua, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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