A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Sunday. Global time and date of event 20/09/20 / 2020-09-20 04:27:10 / September 20, 2020 @ 4:27 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us6000c0lj. Event ids that are associated: us6000c0lj. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.23 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -173.0847° West, -16.1579° South, depth 16.23 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:27:10 / 4:27 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-seven 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. Each 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. 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: 79 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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