A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 110 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga (68 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -174.7988 West, latitude -16.1897 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:35:10 / 6:35 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000c9yj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c9yj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/10/20 / 2020-10-14 18:35:10 / October 14, 2020 @ 6:35 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-eight 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.
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