A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 212 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga (132 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 82.58 km, -172.2867° West, -17.2° South. Id of earthquake: us7000cqxg. Event ids that are associated: us7000cqxg. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/12/20 / 2020-12-14 08:22:18 / December 14, 2020 @ 8:22 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 82.58 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 08:22:18 / 8:22 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 212 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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