A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 196 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga (122 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/12/20 / 2020-12-29 03:21:15 / December 29, 2020 @ 3:21 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 340.21 km (211 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d6pv. Unique identifier: us6000d6pv. Exact location of earthquake, -175.5717° West, -16.425° South, depth 340.21 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:21:15 / 3:21 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 196 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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