A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 135 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga (84 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -174.2309° West, latitude -17.1071° South, depth = 84.45 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 84.45 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 09:03:39 / December 15, 2020 @ 9:03 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us7000cs63. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cs63. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:03:39 / 9:03 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 135 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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