A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 285 km W of Haveluloto, Tonga (177 miles). Global time and date of event 18/09/20 / 2020-09-18 20:41:40 / September 18, 2020 @ 8:41 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 20:41:40 / 8:41 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 334.97 km (208 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000bq0a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bq0a. Exact location of event, depth 334.97 km, -177.9254° West, -21.6116° South.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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: 285 km W of Haveluloto, Tonga.
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