A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 155 km NNW of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga (96 miles). Event id: us6000cqs6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cqs6. Global time and date of event 17/11/20 / 2020-11-17 13:57:49 / November 17, 2020 @ 1:57 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:57:49 / 1:57 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -176.0314° West, -19.9688° South, depth 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 155 km NNW of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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