A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 100 km SSE of Hihifo, Tonga (62 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:47:48 / 3:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85.89 km (53 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000csem. Id of event: us6000csem. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/11/20 / 2020-11-21 03:47:48 / November 21, 2020 @ 3:47 am. Exact location of event, longitude -173.4012 West, latitude -16.7742 South, depth = 85.89 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 100 km SSE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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