A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 101 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga (63 miles) on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/11/20 / 2020-11-29 16:58:08 / November 29, 2020 @ 4:58 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.67 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:58:08 / 4:58 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 event, depth 7.67 km, -173.4862° West, -15.0863° South. Unique identifier: us7000cmne. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cmne.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-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 earthquakes in the world each year.
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