A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 107 km W of Hihifo, Tonga (66 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/10/20 / 2020-10-14 18:37:25 / October 14, 2020 @ 6:37 pm. 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). Id of earthquake: us6000c9yi. Event ids that are associated: us6000c9yi. The temblor was picked up at 18:37:25 / 6:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.7901 West, latitude -15.8126 South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each 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: 107 km W of Hihifo, Tonga.
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