A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 116 km E of Neiafu, Tonga (72 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d2e9. Id of event: us6000d2e9. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 03:54:33 / December 24, 2020 @ 3:54 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -172.8831° West, -18.7313° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:54:33 / 3:54 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-seven 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 116 km E of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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