A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 217 km ENE of Neiafu, Tonga (135 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.0251 West, latitude -18.0466 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:04:22 / 11:04 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000beag. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000beag. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/08/20 / 2020-08-23 11:04:22 / August 23, 2020 @ 11:04 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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: 217 km ENE of Neiafu, Tonga.
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