A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 270 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga (168 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 562.54 km (350 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:54:22 / 2:54 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000cspq. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cspq. Exact location of event, longitude -177.6557 West, latitude -20.3325 South, depth = 562.54 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/20 / 2020-12-20 14:54:22 / December 20, 2020 @ 2:54 pm.
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 five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 270 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga.
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