A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 235 km NW of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga (146 miles). The temblor was reported at 13:17:54 / 1:17 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cqsh. Id of event: us6000cqsh. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/11/20 / 2020-11-17 13:17:54 / November 17, 2020 @ 1:17 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -176.6184 West, latitude -19.4835 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 235 km NW of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga.
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