A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 197 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga (122 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -175.1772° West, -17.2766° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000crah. Event ids that are associated: us7000crah. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/12/20 / 2020-12-10 20:54:41 / December 10, 2020 @ 8:54 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 20:54:41 / 8:54 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 197 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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