A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 264 km W of Haveluloto, Tonga (164 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 475.85 km (296 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:41:37 / 10:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -177.7326° West, latitude -20.8091° South, depth = 475.85 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c8m7. Unique identifier: us6000c8m7. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/10/20 / 2020-10-15 22:41:37 / October 15, 2020 @ 10:41 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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