A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. Exact location, longitude -173.549° West, latitude -19.267° South, depth = 133.19 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:28:23 / 6:28 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 07/10/20 / 2020-10-07 06:28:23 / October 7, 2020 @ 6:28 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 133.19 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c7sh. Id of event: us6000c7sh.
Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 82 km SE of Neiafu, Tonga.
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