A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/10/20 / 2020-10-31 08:28:58 / October 31, 2020 @ 8:28 am. Exact location of event, longitude -173.2199 West, latitude -19.0359 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 08:28:58 / 8:28 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000cav8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cav8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu. Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Close 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 one, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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