A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 285 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga (177 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 501.42 km, -177.7563° West, -20.1926° South. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:05:00 / 2:05 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/12/20 / 2020-12-31 02:05:00 / December 31, 2020 @ 2:05 am. Unique identifier: us6000d4gg. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d4gg. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 501.42 km (312 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 285 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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