A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 97 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga (60 miles). Event id: us7000d2ea. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2ea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 252.66 km (157 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.6848 West, latitude -15.7736 South, depth = 252.66 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/01/21 / 2021-01-14 17:59:21 / January 14, 2021 @ 5:59 pm. The temblor was detected at 17:59:21 / 5:59 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 fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 97 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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