A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 213 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga (132 miles) on Saturday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:05:45 / 11:05 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 329.42 km (205 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000c0hv. Event ids that are associated: us6000c0hv. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/09/20 / 2020-09-19 11:05:45 / September 19, 2020 @ 11:05 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.6067 West, latitude -15.1434 South, depth = 329.42 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 213 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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