A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 267 km NW of Haveluloto, Tonga (166 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 549.81 km (342 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 08:50:01 / 8:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -177.264° West, latitude -19.7017° South, depth = 549.81 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bib1. Unique identifier: us6000bib1. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/08/20 / 2020-08-16 08:50:01 / August 16, 2020 @ 8:50 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 twelve, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 267 km NW of Haveluloto, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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