A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 107 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga (66 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.3 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -173.4212° West, -15.0517° South, depth 7.3 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/12/20 / 2020-12-13 14:44:08 / December 13, 2020 @ 2:44 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 14:44:08 / 2:44 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000cqte. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cqte. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-six 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 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 107 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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