A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 159 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga (99 miles) on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 05:25:51 / October 21, 2020 @ 5:25 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 05:25:51 / 5:25 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000c6al. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000c6al. The epicenter was at a depth of 209.61 km (130 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -174.9916 West, latitude -17.5737 South, depth = 209.61 km.
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 thirty-six 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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