A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 122 km E of Neiafu, Tonga (76 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: us7000crkd. Id of event: us7000crkd. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -172.8224° West, -18.7448° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/12/20 / 2020-12-11 17:32:31 / December 11, 2020 @ 5:32 pm. The temblor was detected at 17:32:31 / 5:32 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 122 km E of Neiafu, Tonga.
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