A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 246 km S of ‘Ohonua, Tonga (153 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.3118 West, latitude -23.5304 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:46:33 / 3:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/10/20 / 2020-10-23 15:46:33 / October 23, 2020 @ 3:46 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000c7g5. Unique identifier: us7000c7g5.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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: 246 km S of ‘Ohonua, Tonga.
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