A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 210 km SSE of ‘Ohonua, Tonga (130 miles) on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/12/20 / 2020-12-30 10:42:34 / December 30, 2020 @ 10:42 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000d6rw. Event ids that are associated: us6000d6rw. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -174.0027° West, -23.0191° South. The temblor was picked up at 10:42:34 / 10:42 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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