A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 276 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga (171 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:43:45 / 8:43 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000c0lv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c0lv. Exact location of earthquake, -177.6345° West, -20.134° South, depth 537.13 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 537.13 km (334 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/09/20 / 2020-09-20 08:43:45 / September 20, 2020 @ 8:43 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 276 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga.
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