A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 99 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga (62 miles) on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cqs9. Id of event: us6000cqs9. The temblor was detected at 16:07:54 / 4:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/11/20 / 2020-11-17 16:07:54 / November 17, 2020 @ 4:07 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.4 km (14 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -173.0955 West, latitude -16.5497 South, depth = 22.4 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-nine 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 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 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: 99 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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