A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 100 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga (62 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.5612° West, -15.0758° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us6000bzp2. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bzp2. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/20 / 2020-09-17 04:56:06 / September 17, 2020 @ 4:56 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:56:06 / 4:56 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 100 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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