A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 102 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga (63 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000cn2x. Event ids that are associated: us7000cn2x. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 279.39 km (174 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 17:35:46 / 5:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -174.6544° West, -15.5549° South, depth 279.39 km. Global time and date of event 02/12/20 / 2020-12-02 17:35:46 / December 2, 2020 @ 5:35 pm UTC/GMT.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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