A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 188 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (117 miles) on Sunday. Global time and date of event 13/12/20 / 2020-12-13 05:09:04 / December 13, 2020 @ 5:09 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us7000crts. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crts. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 121.6 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -176.1967 West, latitude -22.6037 South, depth = 121.6 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:09:04 / 5:09 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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