A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. Id of earthquake: us6000d62m. Event ids that are associated: us6000d62m. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 198.57 km (123 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/12/20 / 2020-12-25 04:17:10 / December 25, 2020 @ 4:17 am. Exact location, longitude -174.6087° West, latitude -18.8512° South, depth = 198.57 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:17:10 / 4:17 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-four 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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