A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 123 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga (76 miles). Event id: us6000bzln. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bzln. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:04:17 / 10:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -173.4416° West, latitude -14.8956° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/20 / 2020-09-16 22:04:17 / September 16, 2020 @ 10:04 pm.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-three 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.
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