A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 140 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga (87 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c6pa. Id of event: us6000c6pa. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/10/20 / 2020-10-02 05:36:56 / October 2, 2020 @ 5:36 am UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:36:56 / 5:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -173.388° West, -14.7488° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 seven and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 140 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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