A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 226 km W of Haveluloto, Tonga (140 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.3931 West, latitude -21.08 South, depth = 570.73 km. Global time and date of event 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 01:19:05 / December 15, 2020 @ 1:19 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us7000cs5w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cs5w. The temblor was picked up at 01:19:05 / 1:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 570.73 km (355 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 226 km W of Haveluloto, Tonga.
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