A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 170 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga (106 miles) on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 17/11/20 / 2020-11-17 01:20:55 / November 17, 2020 @ 1:20 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 218.4 km (136 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 218.4 km, -175.481° West, -18.0746° South. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:20:55 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000cqrs. Event ids that are associated: us6000cqrs.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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