A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 143 km NNE of Neiafu, Tonga (89 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 03:46:11 / 3:46 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000c0hi. Event ids that are associated: us6000c0hi. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/09/20 / 2020-09-19 03:46:11 / September 19, 2020 @ 3:46 am. Exact location, longitude -173.2654° West, latitude -17.5503° South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 143 km NNE of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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