A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 258 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga (160 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 512.57 km (318 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -177.604° West, latitude -20.5049° South, depth = 512.57 km. Id of earthquake: us7000bpt6. Event ids that are associated: us7000bpt6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 23:26:38 / 11:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/09/20 / 2020-09-14 23:26:38 / September 14, 2020 @ 11:26 pm.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 258 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga.
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