A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:42:25 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event id: us7000clpm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000clpm. Exact location of event, longitude -173.5415 West, latitude -18.0604 South, depth = 35 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/11/20 / 2020-11-27 05:42:25 / November 27, 2020 @ 5:42 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 80 km NE of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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