A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 278 km W of Haveluloto, Tonga (173 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/12/20 / 2020-12-26 21:57:27 / December 26, 2020 @ 9:57 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d65i. Id of event: us6000d65i. The temblor was picked up at 21:57:27 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 470.61 km (292 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 470.61 km, -177.8587° West, -20.7577° South.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 278 km W of Haveluloto, Tonga.
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