A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 113 km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga (70 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.2668 West, latitude -15.0347 South, depth = 97.46 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 97.46 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:15:13 / 2:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 27/12/20 / 2020-12-27 14:15:13 / December 27, 2020 @ 2:15 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d6el. Unique identifier: us6000d6el.
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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 113 km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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