A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 108 km SSE of ‘Ohonua, Tonga (67 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -174.6614° West, -22.2724° South, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bds0. Unique identifier: us7000bds0. The temblor was picked up at 18:54:12 / 6:54 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/08/20 / 2020-08-21 18:54:12 / August 21, 2020 @ 6:54 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 108 km SSE of ‘Ohonua, Tonga.
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