A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 171 km E of ‘Ohonua, Tonga (106 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/10/20 / 2020-10-01 02:11:22 / October 1, 2020 @ 2:11 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.2926 West, latitude -21.3796 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us6000c6g1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c6g1. The temblor was picked up at 02:11:22 / 2:11 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 171 km E of ‘Ohonua, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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