A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 294 km W of Haveluloto, Tonga (183 miles) on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/20 / 2020-12-21 17:46:24 / December 21, 2020 @ 5:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d5fg. Id of event: us6000d5fg. The temblor was picked up at 17:46:24 / 5:46 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 470.89 km (293 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -178.0258 West, latitude -20.8417 South, depth = 470.89 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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