A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 267 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga (166 miles) on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 15:24:36 / October 18, 2020 @ 3:24 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cbgx. Id of event: us6000cbgx. Exact location of event, longitude -177.5241 West, latitude -20.1015 South, depth = 554.61 km. The temblor was reported at 15:24:36 / 3:24 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 554.61 km (345 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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