A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 125 km NNW of Neiafu, Tonga (78 miles). The temblor was reported at 11:08:08 / 11:08 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/12/20 / 2020-12-01 11:08:08 / December 1, 2020 @ 11:08 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cn16. Id of event: us7000cn16. Exact location of event, longitude -174.5833 West, latitude -17.6748 South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-one 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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