A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 126 km ENE of ‘Ohonua, Tonga (78 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.8292° West, -20.8872° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/09/20 / 2020-09-21 17:57:38 / September 21, 2020 @ 5:57 pm. Id of earthquake: us6000bzeq. Event ids that are associated: us6000bzeq. The temblor was detected at 17:57:38 / 5:57 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 126 km ENE of ‘Ohonua, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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