A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 269 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga (167 miles). Exact location, longitude -177.6575° West, latitude -20.3651° South, depth = 531.08 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/12/20 / 2020-12-10 12:48:45 / December 10, 2020 @ 12:48 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:48:45 / 12:48 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 531.08 km (330 miles). Event id: us7000crab. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crab.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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