A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 178 km SW of Haveluloto, Tonga (111 miles) on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/09/20 / 2020-09-25 01:42:53 / September 25, 2020 @ 1:42 am. Unique identifier: us6000c36n. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c36n. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 184.49 km (115 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:42:53 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -176.6256° West, latitude -22.0745° South, depth = 184.49 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 178 km SW of Haveluloto, Tonga.
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