A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 278 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga (173 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/12/20 / 2020-12-31 17:47:06 / December 31, 2020 @ 5:47 pm. Event id: us6000d4kq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d4kq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 511.6 km (318 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 17:47:06 / 5:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.713 West, latitude -20.2696 South, depth = 511.6 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 three, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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