A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 167 km NE of Neiafu, Tonga (104 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:42:57 / 3:42 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/20 / 2020-12-21 03:42:57 / December 21, 2020 @ 3:42 am. Exact location of event, longitude -172.7491 West, latitude -17.7048 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us7000cstt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cstt.
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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 167 km NE of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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