A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 198 km ENE of Neiafu, Tonga (123 miles) on Saturday. Global time and date of event 19/12/20 / 2020-12-19 00:20:10 / December 19, 2020 @ 12:20 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d26l. Unique identifier: us6000d26l. The temblor was detected at 00:20:10 / 12:20 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -172.399 West, latitude -17.6884 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 198 km ENE of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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