A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 20:17:30 / October 21, 2020 @ 8:17 pm. Exact location of event, depth 69.6 km, -173.7345° West, -16.54° South. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:17:30 / 8:17 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.6 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000c6bm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000c6bm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo. Event epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-eight 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 65 km S of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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