A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 219 km S of ‘Ohonua, Tonga (136 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.0023 West, latitude -23.3111 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:55:00 / 7:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/10/20 / 2020-10-20 07:55:00 / October 20, 2020 @ 7:55 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us6000cc5j. Event ids that are associated: us6000cc5j. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 219 km S of ‘Ohonua, Tonga.
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