A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 98 km SSE of Hihifo, Tonga (61 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.94 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/11/20 / 2020-11-26 23:41:03 / November 26, 2020 @ 11:41 pm. The temblor was picked up at 23:41:03 / 11:41 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cl7h. Id of event: us7000cl7h. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.5377 West, latitude -16.8042 South, depth = 21.94 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 98 km SSE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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