A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 253 km W of Haveluloto, Tonga (157 miles) on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/10/20 / 2020-10-07 02:55:28 / October 7, 2020 @ 2:55 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 397.57 km (247 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 02:55:28 / 2:55 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c7sa. Id of event: us6000c7sa. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.6396 West, latitude -20.9043 South, depth = 397.57 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 253 km W of Haveluloto, Tonga.
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