A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Nuku‘alofa in Tonga. Exact location of event, longitude -175.8696 West, latitude -20.5589 South, depth = 110.9 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/09/20 / 2020-09-20 15:21:12 / September 20, 2020 @ 3:21 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 110.9 km (69 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:21:12 / 3:21 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000c0m9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c0m9.
Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nuku‘alofa.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 94 km NW of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga.
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