A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 268 km NW of Haveluloto, Tonga (167 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 550.97 km (342 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/12/20 / 2020-12-23 01:21:20 / December 23, 2020 @ 1:21 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d5rq. Unique identifier: us6000d5rq. Exact location of event, depth 550.97 km, -177.3562° West, -19.808° South. The temblor was reported at 01:21:20 / 1:21 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 three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 268 km NW of Haveluloto, Tonga.
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