A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 118 km NNW of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga (73 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:35:48 / 8:35 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cqb0. Id of event: us7000cqb0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/12/20 / 2020-12-08 08:35:48 / December 8, 2020 @ 8:35 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 163.21 km (101 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 163.21 km, -175.7289° West, -20.1899° South.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-five 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 118 km NNW of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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